The company made $970 million profit in the year 2008, $123 million in 2009 followed by $116 million in 2010. The number of passengers travelling in Qantas in 2008 was 33670 million, 33,969 million in 2009 followed by 32,489 million.
Established in 1920, Qantas is the world's 11th largest airline and the 2nd oldest. It was founded in the Queensland outback as the Queensland and Northern territory Aerial Service (QANTAS) Limited, by pioneer aviators Hudson Fysh, Paul McGinness and Fergus McMaster. Qantas was a former government owned business; it did not view profits or efficiency as its prime goal. In 1993 a 25% stake was sold to British Airways. Qantas was privatised in 1995 and has had to adopt management practices to overcome both internal and external influences and had to change its narrow-minded culture. Although Qantas is primarily a passenger airline, air freight is also an integral part of its core business. Other Qantas operations include catering, tourism and E-commerce devoted to transport and air travel.
Qantas is the oldest airline in the English speaking world. It was founded by the three aviation pioneers Hudson Fysh, Paul McGinness and Fergus McMaster as the Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Service in 1920 and has grown from one aircraft which offered air taxi services and joyrides to a vast, complex fleet operating all over the world. By 1930 Qantas’ air routes had expanded to reach up to North Eastern Australia and was later purchased in 1947 by the Australian Federal Government.
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Ben Kriegsman Block B The airline industry has an incredibly intricate market ruled by consumer need and firm greed. The airline industry utilizes an oligopoly style market structure and airlines often use certain price discriminations to obtain the most revenue from their services. Externalities also weigh into the airline industry. Competition amongst airlines is incredibly fierce and only those who are thirsty for business and cold hard cash will survive within the terminal walls and jetway halls.
In my discussion I will use the Australian airline industry to present how oligopolies operate, and to show the different behaviours and strategies that arise from the interdependence of firms. I will mainly concentrate on the domestic airline market in Australia. The domestic airline market consists of a duopoly of two firms, Qantas and Virgin Blue. Since Qantas and Virgin are the only two Airlines supplying domestically in Australia, they account for all of the profits in the market and consequently they are in direct competition with each other. Because only two firms are competing, each firm must carefully consider how its actions will affect the other, and how its rival is likely to react. Thus, strategic considerations regarding the behaviour of competitors in this duopoly are essential in order for Qantas and Virgin to set prices.
One of the many influences that affect Qantas is the presence of globalisation, which has heavily affected the airline both positively and negatively. Globalisation is a process which refers to the increased integration between different countries and economies as well as the increased impact of international influences on all aspects of life and economic activity. Globalisation is responsible for the removal of many trade barriers and the increased level of competition that Qantas has been exposed to. The increased levels of competition has increased consumer sovereignty and forced Qantas to implement strategies to gain a competitive advantage in order to redirect consumers towards their business. Qantas has implemented a cost leadership strategy as a response to globalisation and the influence of cost based competition. One way that Qantas achieved this was by using Globalisation itself to the business’ advantage. Globalisation ha...
As Frontier approached its 10th year of operation, Frontier officials realized an image shift was in order. The airline had established a reputation for friendly and reliable service, and reasonable airfares, mainly appealing to leisure travelers. But they reali...
Airline and travel industry profitability has been strapped by a series of events starting with a recession in business travel after the dotcom bust, followed by 9/11, the SARS epidemic, the Iraq wars, rising aviation turbine fuel prices, and the challenge from low-cost carriers. (Narayan Pandit, 2005) The fallout from rising fuel prices has been so extreme that any efficiency gains that airlines attempted to make could not make up for structural problems where labor costs remained high and low cost competition had continued to drive down yields or average fares at leading hub airports. In the last decade, US airlines alone had a yearly average of net losses of $9.1 billion (Coombs, 2011).
Today's airlines face many new problems. The historical tends show the true story of what is happening in the airline industry. Personal income, discount rates, increase in fuel rates, just to name a few, are taking their toll on the industry. The charts included take a more pictorial view of exactly what is happening and what things are changing. People are driving shorter distances and companies are using video conferencing and new technologies to avoid much of the business travel that has been a stable of the airline industry. This analysis will give a better overall view of these changes.