Optimized ‘Size and Shape’ of the Airline and Financial Plan
- The functional organizational structure is rigid by definition. It has some drawbacks that affect not only Airlines, but the airlines that use this structure.
- First, strong centralized control over operations reduces the flexibility of individual departments, including local managers and supervisors (de Oliveira et al., 12)
- The company should use the same structure that it used when being a small, local airline. It can quickly take new initiatives and respond to changes in the industry (Nenem et al. 22).
- The advantage of using functional organizational structures is the ability to ensure that the company functions as a whole.
- The airline businesses can have team-based cultures, which they often do.
- The airline should use both a hierarchical and a functional structure in its business model (Taneja 10).
- A look at the structure of the operations, such as marketing, sales and customer service, shows that while they have fewer jobs than smaller regional carriers, the divisions are very similar.
- Corporate structures of the airline should facilitate the sharing of resources between airlines, including human resources.
- As a structural system, the airline should have a rigid hierarchy that takes strategic management concerns into account (Lange et al,. 15).
- Examining the organizational structure of an airline gives the understanding of how management is organized from the top down in order to achieve a balance with maximum thrust and minimum resistance (Mariani et al., 20).
- The airline’s organizational chart show that it uses functional organizational structures to arrange management that resembles the coordination of different departments of the company.
Financial Plan: Financial Assumptions
Aircraft Cost on a Purchase Basis
Pro Forma Cash Flow
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