Avoiding Turbulence: The Risks and Opportunities of Airline Consolidation for Business Travel Programs

As the airline landscape evolves, it is vital to optimize your air program and revisit your contracts to ensure they deliver the greatest value to your company and your travelers. It’s tempting to think a more consolidated airline market would make this easier. The problem is that consolidation reduces competition. This position paper assesses the risks of airline consolidation and takes a regional view of the market in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific and examines opportunities for companies to maintain an edge.