A 30 page paper discussing how the terrorist attacks of September 11 affected the airline industry around the world, what changes are taking place within the industry and what opportunities are becoming available as alternatives to the industry as it existed prior to September 11. Many regional and low-cost carriers around the world are hopeful of building for themselves experiences much like those of Southwest Airlines as it grew to become one of the leading airlines in the US. The airline industry has the options of making up with travel agents; forming strategic alliances with emerging regional carriers; and striving to become more competitive in a deregulated environment. The paper includes SWOT and PEST analyses. Bibliography lists 24 sources.
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Warfare has changed dramatically during the past century. Fighting still was largely hand-to-hand combat in World War I, but Germany was able to destroy much of London
without ever putting a soldier on British soil. The enemies still were clear and defined, however, far different than the hidden guerillas of Vietnam. Now, it appears that
warfare can be waged even without the aid of a government underwriter. Aircraft hijackings have been a part of aviation since 1931, growing
in number after World War II but exploding in number after 1968. We all believed that some of the higher-profile hijackings had insulated us against the potential consequences after
occurrences such as that one resulting in Israels dramatic rescue of hostages in Entebbe, Uganda. Hijackings diverting US planes to Cuba came to be so common in the 1960s
and 1970s that they barely received news coverage. The inconceivable became reality on September 11, 2001, as terrorists hijacked two United Airlines and
two American Airlines flights, sinking two of them into each of the World Trade Centers twin towers. Six full months after the attacks, there are still several hundred people
missing. There are no passengers or crew members missing among those four hijacked planes, however. All 266 died at the hands of the terrorists who diverted the flights.
Nearly another 200 are known to have died in the simultaneous attack on the Pentagon. On September 10, 2001, the stock market
was uncertain but holding its own, and many of the nations largest companies were announcing disappointing second quarter business results. After the longest period of economic expansion known in