The paper 'Business and the Environment of Australian Airlines " is a great example of a business case study. Since the 1990s, the Australia airline industry has been developing policies directed towards the liberalization of airline services. The Australian airline industry can be classified into three broad categories, which include domestic trunk route airlines, regional airlines and international airlines. The objective of airlines in Australia is to ensure the provision of services to the customers, realizing profits and improved operations. The major players include Qantas Airways, Virgin Blue Virgin Australia and Impulse Airlines.
Sustainability developed by Australian airlines is aimed at coping with regulatory challenges imposed by governments on the domestic, regional or international platforms. Moreover, these airlines have been able to improve on their role of environmental sustainability Keywords: airlines in Australia, profits, sustainability, competition, policies Business and the Environment Introduction Australian airlines have been major contributors to the development of the airline and infrastructure industry in Australia and in different parts of the world. This is because of their ability to connect buyers and sellers, by breaking the barriers of distance and time.
Despite the challenges associated with the September 11 attacks that affected the operation of Australian airlines on the international platform, the growth in travel expenditure in Australia is expected to translate into increased business and leisure trips, which will be supported by economic growth. The need to ensure that the industry is profitable it is necessary to develop sustainability policies focused on improved services and profitability. Objectives of the study To assess the major sustainability facing the Australian airline industry Explain the impact of internal and external environmental factors facing the airline business in Australia Elaborate sustainability initiatives that have been developed to improve the operationalization mechanisms of the Australian airline industry. Historical background and sustainability challenges facing Australian airlines The Australian airline industry has been experiencing major challenges especially those arising from the sustainability of its activities.
These challenges have been necessitated by changes in the environment of operation and airline policies. For the airline industry, the upheavals include the collapse of the Ansett group, the decision by Qantas Airlines to absorb Impulse Airlines, the entry and rapid development of Virgin Blue, the establishment of Jetconnect, Freedom Air and Australian Airlines.
Since the 1990s, the Australia airline industry has been developing policies directed towards the liberalization of airline services (Douglas & Cunningham 1992). This trend continued with the establishment of the Open Skies Agreement with New Zealand in 2000. Despite these developments, the September 11 attacks on the United States and the subsequent War on Terror against Iraq in 2003 led to significant downturns on the domestic and international aviation markets resulting to further changes to Australian airlines (Ito & Lee 2005). It is possible to classify the Australian airline industry into three broad categories, which include domestic trunk route airlines, regional airlines and international airlines.
The domestic trunk airline industry includes airlines that provide regular public transport services with fleets containing high capacity aircraft of about 38 seats or a payload of more than 4000 kilograms (Jose 2016). Part of the challenges facing the domestic line of the airline industry includes economic regulations by state and federal government. The desire to ensure the provision of services to the customers and realizing profits and improved operations affects the ability of the airlines operating in this sector to ensure high-quality services.
The players include Qantas Airways, Virgin Blue and Impulse Airlines (Brueckner & Pai 2007).