Case Study Project A 4000 – 6000 words group report (exclusive of annexes) involving an analysis and comparison of cases. Global strategies For a number of companies (the number equals the number of...

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Case Study Project A 4000 – 6000 words group report (exclusive of annexes) involving an analysis and comparison of cases. Global strategies For a number of companies (the number equals the number of students in the group), search the Web for their company site where there is a good description of that company’s international operations. On the basis of this information, try to establish how the company enters foreign markets and what overall strategy it is pursuing (global, international, multi-domestic, transnational). Based on the analysis of the individual companies’ global strategies, make a comparison of the opportunities and threats and based on them their future perspectives. Formulate recommendations as to how the companies can strengthen their global strategy. The company can be chosen freely from the sectors: Health, Airline, Tourism, Food and Beverages, Automotive, Manufacturing, Industry 4.0
Assessment criteria • Depth of knowledge and understanding of key concepts and theories • Application of critical analysis and synthesis of relevant information and theory • Innovative and creative approach to analysis and evaluation of material • Viability of practical recommendations made • Demonstrate an ability to engage in full professional and academic communication in presentation of report
The airline industry is what I choose and the case study companies are Easy jet and klm
Explain the airline industry, what is the cu
ent global strategy of the industry in general. State the competitive advantage of each
and (KLM AND easy jet) and how it link to strategy of the Airline industry. i.e is the airline industry trying to run on green energy or electric motor, how is easy jet and klm trying align with this Are they using the sprinkler or waterfall approach or they are using both.
· What business models are they using)
· What opportunities and treats in Airlines industry
· Whats changing in the company: Easy jet and Klm
· Discuss the strategy each company is using- Easy jet and Klm
· Discuss about the opportunities and threats in the airline industry
· Which business model can they use to strengthen their competitive advantage.
Introduction to the airline Industry
Discuss the price and routes of each airline? Can the two variables affect their target customer
Theoretical Background
Strategy in business opertation
Strategy to adapt to change in business
Pestle, bowman give a introduction about it
Research question
What are the cu
ent strategy of the selected companies (easy jet and klm), what are the environmental factors that have influenced the industry.
Competitive advantages of each companies easy jet and klm
Choose which framework you want to use to describe the case companies SWOT is the most common compare both companies together, what are the case company doing today , what can they introduce to improve them. Please note you are not limited to swot analysis
Introduction to Airline Industry
1.2 KLM
1.2 Easy JET
2. Theoretical Background
2.1 Strategy of the Airline in business operation
2.1.1 Airline route and Pricing
2.2 SWOT Analysis of the Airline Industry
2.3 Strategy to Adapt to change in Business
3.0 Research Questions
What are the competitive Advantages of each Airline companies?
What is the cu
ent strategy of each Airlines?
What factors that have influenced the airline industry and the strategy applied?
4.0 Conclusion
5.0 Recommendation to the industry and each airline industry and recommend what strategy you recommend to improve competitive advantage.
Answered Same DayJan 03, 2022


Tanmoy answered on Jan 03 2022
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Case Study Project A – KLM & Easy Jet Airlines
1.1 Introduction to Airline Industry
Aircraft Industry’s contribution towards the Netherlands economy is significant. The country’s welfare as well as the economy is associated with the aviation industry of Netherlands. Netherlands is a small country located in the Northwest Europe with a population of 1.74 crores. Its through its robust international positioning and highly skilled expertise in the aircraft industry are able to deliver products for every aircraft which are flying in the country. In the 20th century there the Dutch aircraft builders were able to construct more than 1600 airliners and made KLM as the national ca
ier which was
ought to the operation since 1919. It’s the Schiphol Airport from where more than 50 million passengers fly to more than 317 destinations worldwide. Further, the airports in Netherlands are highly sophisticated and holds leading position throughout Europe. They are experts in the field of logistics and innovation along with aircraft maintenance. Further, the aviation industry in Netherland’s expertise in manufacturing of F35 fighter jets and other military parts which are exported globally (NAG; 2022).
Further, the aviation industry in Netherlands employs more than 306000 people in the industry. The aviation industry contributes approximately €22 billion to the Netherland economy which is around 3.2% of the entire GDP of the country. By 2037, it is expected that the Netherlands aviation industry is likely to employ more than 40000 jobs and is estimated to contribute another €8 billion to the GDP of the country. On the contrary, another research suggests that if there is a slump due to weakened competitiveness in the Dutch industry then there are chances of 84000 job losses in Netherlands. This is a wo
ying factor for the aviation sector. The aviation industry in Netherlands plans to reduce the amount of ca
on emissions by almost half of 2005 by the year 2050. Further, emphasizing on this issue there has been significant progress made by the aviation industry in Netherlands for reduction of ca
on dioxide emissions per passenger to nearly half since 1990. Further, there is necessity of huge investment for meeting the goals of 2050 which emphasizes on aviation fuels which are sustainable in nature along with hy
id electric technologies. For this the Netherland government in associating with the aviation industry for encouraging investments for demonstrating climatic changes and open new economic prospects for the country. Netherlands is looking for restoration of passenger ca
on taxes again. These taxes were being charged earlier by the aviation authorities by were found to lower the passenger footfalls for the airliners and didn’t have much impact on the climatic changes. Hence, it’s the strategic policies which needs to be implemented for supporting the sustainable aviation fuels which can also help to reduce the ca
on emission faster without hampering the economic air travellers in Netherlands (IATA; 2019).
1.2 KLM
KLM airlines is the national and flag ca
ier airline of Netherlands. It is headquartered in Amstelveen and operates mostly from Amsterdam Airport, Schiphol. Further, KLM operates through its collaboration with Air France and Sky Team airlines. It is one of the oldest airlines still operating globally since 1919. There are more than 35488 employees working in KLM as on 2020. Further, it operates through scheduled passenger and cargo services in more than 145 destinations worldwide. The marketing slogan of KLM airlines is ‘Journey of Inspiration’ and displays their presence through various social media platforms and blogs. These platforms allow the customers to make feedback and enquiries through these channels. KLM provides a low fare ticket with various offers and discount facilities available for the customers. Further, they focus on convenient schedules for the customers, high quality services and punctual a
ival and departure which are the consistent hallmark of KLM airlines.
1.3 Easy JET
Easy Jet is one of the oldest and low-cost airliners operating in Europe. It is more than 25 years old airlines based in Meyrin, Switzerland. It operates with its scheduled flights from the Geneva Airport and European airport of Basel, Mulhouse and Freiburg. The airline was founded in the year 1988 by TEA group as TEA Switzerland. The company travels to more than 80 destinations worldwide and there are around 31 fleets of Easy Jet which ca
ies the business operations. Presently, there are 51% private investors and 49% holding with Easy Jet Plc. There are more than thousand routes from where the airlines flies and this has made the airlines profitable. But compared to KLM airlines, Easy Jet is a no-frill airline with no additional benefits other than operating as a passenger and logistics ca
ier. Also, the seats are much smaller and less comfortable in comparison to KLM airliner. But Easy Jet as a whole delivers a consistently friendly, reliable and hassle free travelling through its air ca
iers. It offers its lowest cost flights to various countries starting with a minimum £13.99 for a tour to London Gatwick travel. Further, the price for travelling to Geneva is £16.99 and Spain for a price of £14.99 (Easy Jet; 2022).
2. Theoretical Background
Both the airlines KLM and Easy Jet focuses on delivering a sustainable zero emission ca
ier which will be environmentally friendly and cost efficient. The ultimate aim is to use the aviation fuel in the most efficient and sustainable manner which will emit low ca
on. Since 2008 KLM was able to compensate the ca
on footprints and was able to reduce the ca
on emission to 2,00,000 tonnes through its program KLM CO2Zero. As of 2018, there were approximately 88,000 customers who were able to travel with CO2 neutral facilities due to the KLM CO2Zero program. There were more than 50% increase in the number of passengers who were compensated in 2018 compared to the previous year. Emphasizing on the reforestation program KLM invested in the ‘CO2OL Tropical Mix’ in Panama. Through this initiative the pastures will be transformed into new forests which consists of new species of trees and developing a well-integrated ecosystem. Further, it helps will help in protecting the biodiversity, restoring the ecosystem which will help in sustainable wood and cocoa production. It will also help in generation of new employment opportunities for skilled labour, delivering them knowledge and training in development of sustainable and ecological balance as well as alternatives. This will ensure that the local workers will improve the standard of living as well as hone their skills and knowledge in a steady manner. Further, KLM invests in project which are certified as per the Gold Standards with respect to global goals (KLM; 2018).
Easy Jet airlines have also committed themselves for the lowering of ca
on emissions through research and development along with implementation of technology which will enable to reduce the intensity of ca
on. This can be done by lowering the weights from our aircrafts as well as taxing on the engines. Further, the project is a medium and long term which will be generally focused towards developing a zero-emission aviation technology. Since 2000, Easy Jet was able to reduce the ca
on emission per passenger per kilometre by more than ⅓ times and aims to reduce it further. Further, Easy Jet have introduced Ai
us A320 neo flights which is sustainable and fuel efficient along with largest, cost-efficient and noiseless aircrafts. Yet, Easy Jet have a credibility of filling each of its flights fully with a load factor recorded at 92.9% as of 2019. Also, Easy Jet ca
ies its passenger from point-to-point rather than transporting them to the hub airport and then to the actual destination. This helps in reducing the cost of fuel through its efficient utilization. Further, Easy Jet expertise in the usage of its engine while landing on the ground. They land on the ground by using only one engine through the usage of climb, descent and landing techniques for lowering the ca
on emissions. Finally, Easy Jet have introduced a lightweight seat for the passenger which is known as the Recaro passenger seats and usage of electronic devices instead of the paper documents. This helps in lowering the weights of the aircrafts as well as reduces the fuel consumption (Easy Jet; 2022).
2.1 Strategy of the Airline in business operation
The strategy used recently by the airline industry in the business operations are with respect to providing a safe aviation for the customers. Further, its also aims for modernizing the technology through implementation of a safety management system for all the airline companies....

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