GCC Aviation- Full Service Carriers (FSC)

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The outlook for the industry is positive with projected traffic growth and profits of the carriers at high levels in the region. The region’s la.....


The outlook for the industry is positive with projected traffic growth and profits of the carriers at high levels in the region. The region’s largest airlines are expected witness continuous growth and increasing profits.
In this report we have analyzed how airlines industry in GCC is evolving with the adoption of dynamic business models by the Full Service Carriers (FSC) and Low Cost Carriers (LCC). And, the pricing strategies of the players have been changing globally, with a move towards hybridization of models. We have also discusses how increasing population, rising spending levels, surging demand for air travel, booming tourism industry, strategic location and increasing trade relations are driving the industry. Finally, we enumerate the growth drivers and key challenges faced by the GCC FSC industry.


  1. Executive Summary
  2. An Industry in flux
    • Business models of FSC and LCC
  3. Country-wise Analysis
    • Saudi Arabia
    • United Arab Emirates (UAE)
    • Qatar
    • Bahrain
    • Kuwait
    • Oman
  4. GCC as a Transit Hub for International Airlines
  5. Tourism, Strategic location & population, propelling the growth
    • Increasing Population and Spending Levels
    • Air Passenger Growth
    • GCC as a Trading Gateway
    • Booming Tourism Industry
    • Expansion of Airports
    • Strategic Location
    • Fleet Expansion
  6. Technological advancement threatens GCC strategic geographical positioning advantage
    • Growing Air-Traffic Congestion
    • Development of Ultra long-haul Aircraft
    • Over Capacity Concerns
    • Lack of Secondary Airports
    • Regulatory Impediments
    • Demand for Manpower
  7. Liberalization of skies changing industry dynamics
    • Big Ticket Purchases
    • Liberalization of Industry Regulations
    • Increasing LCC Capacity share
    • Rising Brand Equity
  8. Conclusion

Tables & Charts

1.1  Summary of Full Service Carriers in GCC
2.1  Key differences between FSC and LCC models
3.1  Main airports and airlines in Saudi Arabia
3.2  No. of flights and Passengers
3.3  Saudia Profile
3.4  Main airports and airlines in UAE
3.5  Emirates Profile
3.6  Emirates Segment-wise Revenues 2015-16
3.7  Geographical Distribution of Revenue in 2014-15 & 2015-16 Emirates (USD Billion)
3.8  Emirates Fleet Details
3.9  Etihad Profile
3.10 Main Airports and Airlines in Qatar
3.11 Qatar Airways Profile
3.12 Passenger Traffic Qatar Airways 2004-15
3.13 Destinations Added, 2009-16
3.14 Main airports and airlines Bahrain
3.15 Gulf Air Profile
3.16 Main Airports and Airlines in Kuwait
3.17 Kuwait Airways Profile
3.18 Kuwait Airways fleet, March-2016
3.19 Destinations comparison with other Middle East airlines
3.20 Main Airports and Airlines in Oman
3.21 Oman Air Profile
4.1  Dubai International Airport
4.2  Doha / Hamad International Airport
4.3  Abu Dhabi International Airport
5.1  Air Passenger Growth of GCC countries (2009 – 2015)
5.2  Ongoing Investments in Airport infrastructure GCC
6.1  Number of Secondary Airports in GCC
6.4  Upcoming Investments in Airport infrastructure GCC
7.1  Fleet Size of Middle East
7.2  Size of LCCs Market in the Middle East in terms of ASK’s
7.3  LCC Players in the GCC 2016
8.1  Distribution of traffic in the Middle East

3.1  Market Share for National carriers
3.2  Saudi Air Passenger Traffic Growth (in millions)
3.3  UAE Air Passenger Traffic (million)
3.4  Emirates Available Seat Kilometres (in millions)
3.5  Fleet size Etihad Airways 2009-15
3.6  Etihad Revenues 2009-2015 (USD billion)
3.7  Passenger Traffic Etihad Airways 2009-2015
3.8  Passenger Load Factor Etihad Airways 2009-2015 Q1
3.9  Destinations Etihad Airways 2009-2015
3.1  Qatar Air Passenger Traffic (million)
3.11 Bahrain Air Passenger Traffic (million)
3.12 Kuwait Air Passenger Traffic (million)
3.13 Kuwait Airways Route Map
3.14 Ownership Structure after privatization
3.15 Oman Air Passenger Traffic, Oman (million)
5.1  GCC Projected Population (in million)
5.2  GNI Per capita (in USD, 2015)
5.3  Air Passenger Traffic Growth (%)
5.4  Leisure and Tourism spend in GCC(in USD billions)
5.5  Tourist Arrivals (in million), in 2015
5.6  Airport Passenger Traffic Comparison (Millions)
5.7  Middle East new airplane markets
7.1  LCC penetration in terms of ASK’s (%) in 2014
7.2  LCC Capacity Share (% of Total seats) within Middle East



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