GLG Network Survey: European Airline Executives II
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The GLG Surveys team interviewed 50 European Airline Executives across Europe.
What will you learn from this survey?
- This survey revisited topics explored in the first wave of the European Airline Executives, providing a wave-by-wave outlook on the industry.
- The research gathered insights into airlines’ expectations of passenger travel volumes, price trends and possible incentives to encourage travel over the coming months.
- It also investigated changes to competitive dynamics over the coming year as airline operators plan for recovery from the impact of COVID-19.
Examples of findings:
- In February 2021, 82% of the respondents mentioned that the air travel passenger numbers will return to pre-COVID levels in 2023 or later, compared to only 30% reported 6 months ago.
- 72% of the expert base think that low-cost airlines will recover most quickly compared to 42% reported in the initial survey conducted in August 2020.
- 50% of the sample stated that the airline’s capital expenditure over the next 6 months will decrease significantly, up from 20% reported in August 2020.
The GLG Surveys team drafted the questionnaire with the support of GLG Network Member, Martin Lynch, former Head of Commercial Finance at EasyJet.
The standard deliverable includes:
- 1 x Individual responses (“raw data”), in Excel.
- 1 x PPT report with aggregated data.
- In-depth PowerPoint report of survey findings presented by the Network Member via webcast (optional).
- Over the next 6 months, how likely do you think passengers will respond positively to incentives offered by airlines to encourage passengers to resume travel (e.g., price reductions, loyalty points, bonus miles)?
- How likely will the vaccine roll out across Europe enable the market to start recovery in H2 2021?
- What do you think will happen to ticket fare prices over the next 3 to 6 months?
- How likely will the business travel be affected long term with remote virtual meetings reducing the requirement to travel?
- How will the liquidity and financial performance of airlines affect the amount of aircraft leasing over the next 6-12 months?
- In your view, which airlines are best positioned for recovery?
- In Europe, thinking about the summer of 2021 (Q2&Q3), what is the anticipated percentage increase in seats compared to same period in 2020?
- Which part of the supply chain to an airline is most vulnerable to financial difficulties as a result of COVID-19?
- How likely will airlines start and add new routes in 2021 to serve pent up demand for leisure travel?
This survey is available to subscribers of the Energy & Industrials (EI) sector (Limited subscriptions and above). This offer includes the raw data file and a high-level presentation through PowerPoint. Please contact your GLG representative for details on your firm’s access.
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