10 Facts About Airlines


Chalk's International Airlines began service between Miami and Bimini in the Bahamas in February 1919.

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America West Airlines remained a significant survivor from this new entrant era, as dozens, even hundreds, have gone under.

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Korean Air and Asiana Airlines comprise one of the largest combined airline miles and number of passenger served at the regional market of Asian airline industry.

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Tata Airlines was one of the world's first major airlines which began its operations without any support from the Government.

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Only five airline groups – Avianca, Panama's Copa, Mexico's Volaris, the Irelandia group and LATAM Airlines – have international subsidiaries and cover many destinations within the Americas as well as major hubs in other continents.

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Airlines have substantial fixed and operating costs to establish and maintain air services: labor, fuel, airplanes, engines, spares and parts, IT services and networks, airport equipment, airport handling services, booking commissions, advertising, catering, training, aviation insurance and other costs.

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Airlines assign prices to their services in an attempt to maximize profitability.

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Airlines often have a strong seasonality, with traffic low in winter and peaking in summer.

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Airlines usually prefer to purchase items visible to their passengers to differentiate themselves from local competitors.

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Airlines follow a corporate structure where each broad area of operations is supervised by a vice president.

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