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What's Ahead For Airlines And Aviation In 2019

Jeremy BogaiskyForbes Staff

Aerospace & Defense

Deputy editor for Industry; eyes on the skies

December 26, 2018

Forbes' expert aviation contributors see change in the air next year. From airline M&A to advances in technologies that will change the passenger experience to a slowdown in the torrent of outbound Chinese travel, here are their predictions for 2019.


Samuel Engel, managing director of aviation at the consultancy ICF


THE BIG TREND: Declining profitability, at least for the U.S. carriers. As the economy slows, it will be hard for demand to keep up with rising capacity and costs.


WHAT TO WATCH: Amazon’s expansion into the aviation space. By the end of 2019, Amazon’s Prime logistics will have all the pieces of a major integrator, like UPS and FedEx (5th largest fleet in the world?): aircraft, distribution centers, last mile delivery, scalable IT platform and customer contact.


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