Accounting for Product Impact in the Airlines Industry
22 Pages Posted: 22 Nov 2020 Last revised: 4 Feb 2022
Date Written: November 16, 2020
We apply the product impact measurement framework of the Impact-Weighted Accounts Initiative (IWAI) in two competitor companies within the airlines industry. We design a monetization methodology that allows us to calculate monetary impact estimates of fare affordability, timeliness and gate control, among other factors. Our results indicate substantial differences in the impact that competitors have through their products. These differences demonstrate how impact reflects corporate strategy and informs decision-making on industry-specific areas, including airline route structure choices.
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