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Report looks at airline industry merger and acquisition trends.

M2 EQUITYBITES-May 22, 2013-Report looks at airline industry merger and acquisition trends(C)2013 M2 COMMUNICATIONS

A new report from New York-based business search engine looks at merger and acquisition trends in the global airline industry including a shift in focus from market share to profitability.

According to the report, the average value of transactions has declined since 2012. Soaring fuel prices, declining passenger demand, and the economic crisis have led to excess capacity for airline carriers.

Instead of engaging in competition and turf wars, companies in the industry are currently focusing on improving profitability, especially in markets where they already have strong presence.

Mergers, joint ventures, and other strategic alliances are slowly becoming the norm for airline industry participants, who are focusing on cost cutting and excess capacity reduction in order to combat rising fuel prices and recession.

This research service analyzes the M&A transactions (announced, closed, or effective) in the global airline industry fromJanuary 2007 to December 11, 2012. Deals are analyzed by segments and geographies. Cross-border deals are also analyzed. The outlook for M&A is also provided.

The report is available at Shift in Focus from Market Share to Profitability.

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