Ashford 4: – Week 3 – Discussion
CVP and the Airline Industry
We’ve all experienced (or heard about) the challenges that the airlines have been facing. Read the Zacks Investment Research article, “Airline Industry Stock Outlook – August 2012.” Identify three factors that are affecting airline company’s ability to break even. For each of your factors, discuss how these have an impact on the breakeven (contribution margin, fixed costs, variable costs, a combination, etc.), and what happens if these factors increase or decrease.
Review your peers’ posts and respond to at least two of your peers. In each response, add two factors that your classmate hasn’t included and explain how your additional factors influence the break-even point.
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