-Code of Ethics
Evaluation and Future work
Research question: What are the effects of the
economical down-turn on high-cost carriers (Emirates
During the 2009 economical depression many high cost
and low cost airlines faced downturns in their
performances and revenue optimization. This research
will further discuss the impact done by the crises on
high-cost airlines in particularly Emirates Airlines, and
how were they affected in terms of customer demand in
Dubai, specifically amongst the students of Emirates
Identify the major impacts on high-cost airlines that emerged
during the recession.
Establish an organized study on how did these impacts affect
the student and staff community who frequently use the
airlines for their leisure/business/family trips.
Compare the differences statistically between the number of
customers using the airline now and during the recession.
Construct a systematic approach in collecting data that will
help identify the main points of the research.
List a few ideas and recommendations for high-cost airlines in
how to maintain a healthy status during and after a recession.
External data was collected via aviation and government websites
that are known for reliability in sources; moreover, data was
collected from syllabus books. (references of books and journals
will be listed at the end of the research when used)
Internal data was collected via requesting reports about the
number of passengers that travelled the airlines quarterly from
A questionnaire was created to find information on the number of
people that fly Emirates, how many people were affected by the
recession throughout the 4 years (2009-2012), the age and gender of
the candidates, and their opinions on what airlines can implement
during any recession in order to maintain customer satisfaction.
Code of Ethics:
All data collected were referenced from sources that I have
taken the information from.
Surveys were supervised by my tutor and I did not establish
any means of information collection such as interviews,
questioners, and surveys without any consent.
All personal information was anonymous and not used in
No personal details was required from any candidate in
collecting the data.
Plagiarism is a criminal offence and it was not be part of the
All information collected was be supervised and carefully
measured before any submission.
The risk could be that not many students will be able to
complete the questioners and surveys as some do not book for
flights or have any idea of what and how the recession affected
their travel plans as their parents were the ones to have a direct
impact in that situation, and it would be difficult to get on hold
of all the contact details of the university staff and students in
order to ask them on their experience during the down-fall.
Moreover, it might be difficult to collect a vast amount of data
about the issues that the airlines faced because some airlines do
not statistically list their flows for the public to see, however,
comparing revenue fluctuation and customer demand via
research and surveys can be enough to “assume” or hence
calculate the differences.
I used legal approaches in collecting data and
acquiring approved consent in collecting my data via
surveys or interviews. Furthermore, submitting my
work in time will maximise the quality of my work.
How old are you ?
Participants were asked to select the class they
traveled in correspondence to the year, and that was
with respect to the reason of travel. Three bar
graphs were generated to show the different answers
given according to the reason of travel.
In the survey, 32 of the participants were asked how
did the economic downturn affect their travel since
According to the responses, only 1 out of 32 were directly
affected, the rest claim to not have been affected, as some even
claimed that they have started traveling more because less
people decided to travel during the recession. A few mentioned
it did not affect them much, however they refrained from
traveling. On the whole, the statistics of the responses clearly
show that the travel plans of the majority were not affected
In the last part of the survey, the participants were
asked about their opinions or recommendations that
they would like airlines to implement during any
recession in order to maintain their performances
and customer satisfaction. 24 candidates responded
out of 32.
Despite the fact that around 43% of the survey takers
booked tickets by themselves, the rest acquired their tickets
from their parent/guardians, as we can deduce from
that, that the recession did not have a major impact on
customer’s travel plans, however, since some of the
participants mentioned that they either stopped travelling
or were affected we can deduce that prices dropped as less
people travelled which gave most customers the
opportunity to travel more.
Emirates Airlines reduced their prices during the
recession, there was no inflation noticeable in that field of
1) I deduced that the major impact was not on the passenger count yet it was
actually on the profit section of the airline.
2) I constructed a survey to understand how were the impacts of the economic
recession playing a role in their travel plans and decisions.
3) I was able to achieve the third objective by statistically comparing the
differences of the number of customers traveling during and after the
4) Conducted primary and secondary research that included online-
articles, books, and a survey
5) Customer opinions were asked in the survey
Calculate changes pre-recession and during, and
then regulate them for the industry average.
Set a precise calculation of the rate of changes done
to these companies.
Construct a market research on who is using the Airline in the
period of the recession
Cut down on asset resources to focus operational field of the
Set lower prices compared to competitors
Contact frequent flying customers to inform them about the ticket
Promote the sale on various media areas such as TV and radio
(billboard would become excess amount therefore the company can
just reply on these two advertising methods and word of mouth)
Evaluate the process every month to assure all risk and faults are
Jan Feb March April May June
Cut down asset
Evaluation and Future Work
Expanding region of survey and reducing
Better time management
Interview with HQ staff members of he company
Research would have been proposed to the revenue
optimization department of Emirates if I had the
opportunity to continue the research.
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