Commercial aviation trends to watch in 2024

The frenetic pace of the commercial aviation sector shows no signs of slowing down in 2024. As we start the new year, Gordon Smith highlights some of the key areas to look out for over the coming 12 months

Euro consolidation

We might be flying more, but the number of airlines actually taking us there is falling. To maximise economies of scale, carriers have been merging for decades, but this latest shift is different. Consolidation is no longer the preserve of private airlines – entire flag carriers are being swallowed up into aviation mega-corporations. In Europe, Lufthansa Group, Air France-KLM and IAG are the big three and it looks like they’re about to get even bigger.

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