fluege.de dares to look into the crystal ball, what keeps the major policy on their toes, moving the flight industry: financial crisis, terrorism and climate change. The last ten years were the airlines in breath. What can expect passengers and airlines of the new decade, summed up the flight booking portal fluege.de. Although the number of passengers produced at German airports declined in 2009 to 4.3 percent according to the instructions of the Federal Statistical Office. For the year 2010, an increase of passenger volume to 4.5 percent is expected however internationally again. Also the German airports will benefit from this positive development.
Less positively, the ticket prices could develop so Martin Buck, Chief of the world’s largest tourism fair ITB. Because the offer is waning, but rather increasing the demand, ticket prices will rise in the medium term. The background is that the one or the other airline shutdowns a part of their fleet. Also the fuel costs will continue to rise. The structural change in the flight business continues. The market for premium services is in the low-altitude flight.
Business travelers fly economy, switching to low-cost airlines, or completely waive the plane by placing more on Conference calls. Because nothing will change according to the airlines in 2010. Rather the contrary: traditional brands remain under pressure; only the low-cost airlines account with an expandable business. In terms of environmental protection, the aviation industry is trying to achieve their own goals. Poorer consumption engines, fuels from biomass, weight-reduced materials and a more efficient use of the air space should contribute, that emissions be reduced in the long term. Whether it is sufficient in terms of climate protection, however, to reduce flight detours and queues, written in the stars. More information: news.fluege.de/… Contact: Lisa Neumann University first media GmbH barefoot streets 12 04109 Leipzig Tel: + 49/341/49288-240 fax: + 49/341/49288-59