The global outlook series on Airlines provides a collection of statistical anecdotes, market briefs, and concise summaries of research findings. The report offers a birdís eye view of the air transportation industry, underlines market fundamentals driving growth, and shaping challenges, highlights trends in air traffic (passenger, and cargo), analyzes fleet dynamics, and studies the implications of the ever rising fuel costs, and the deep-seated impact of war and terrorism. The reader stands to gain a sneak peek into noteworthy airline business trends, latest technological trends, and the recent mergers, acquisitions, and corporate developments changing the industryís landscape. Regional markets briefly discussed and annotated with 45 invaluable tables, and accompanying graphs/charts, include the US, Canada, Mexico, Japan, Europe, Germany, UK, Asia, Australia, China, India, Malaysia, Latin America, Chile, Middle East, and Africa. Also included is an indexed, easy-to-refer, fact-finder directory listing the addresses, and contact details of 283 companies worldwide.