Since 1914, when PwC’s Strategy&’s predecessor Booz & Company was founded and undertook its first consulting assignment for the Illinois State Railroad, the transportation industry has been challenged to keep pace with a rapidly changing world. Fundamental shifts in population and economic centers have created demand for new and expanded transportation systems and services. New business models, technologies, regulations, and stakeholder expectations have also had a profound effect on transportation providers. Through all this change, Strategy& has worked with private- and public-sector transportation clients to develop and execute sound strategies and achieve business and organizational goals.

2017 Commercial Aviation Trends
The good news may be in the past, and now is the time for airlines to digitize and reassess their competitive positions.
2017 Commercial Transportation Trends
As digital native competitors proliferate, established transportation companies must embrace innovation to keep up with their customers.
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Strategy& works with all types of megaproject stakeholders, including corporate owners, engineering procurement and construction (EPC) firms, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), governments, and major suppliers to improve the likelihood that megaproject scope will be delivered safely, on-time, on budget, and with high quality.

Our thought leadership

Aloft, at lofty prices
A higher level of service in first-class cabins, with lie-flat seats and other amenities, has boosted revenues for airlines that have begun offering it on domestic long-haul flights.
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The airport industry has its priorities. Managing operating costs, avoiding potential disruptions and improving passenger experiences all land at the top of the list. But it may be missing a critical player in its operations.
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Three topics are currently keeping executives in the road, rail, and air cargo sectors awake at night: same-day delivery, 3D printing, and autonomous vehicles.
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Traditional retailers can outshine their online competitors in the distribution game.
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The obstacles to adoption are significant, but driverless technology now in development could transform long-haul trucking.

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How we help our clients

Our in-depth knowledge of technology, strategy, policy, and operations allows us to add value at every project stage, from conceptual design through implementation. Our multidisciplinary transportation staff provide a broad range of services on assignments spanning all divisions of client organizations.


Since our first aviation assignment for United Airlines in 1930, Strategy& has worked with clients across the aviation industry providing both technical and management consulting expertise.

We have completed more than 1,000 successful engagements for clients in the airport, airline and aerospace industries, as well as air navigation service providers, government and regulatory agencies worldwide. This experience has provided us with in-depth knowledge of the entire aviation industry value chain.


Since our first assignment for the Illinois State Railroad in 1914, Strategy& has worked with clients across the rail sector to provide guidance including strategy, operations, technology and infrastructure management.

Our deep rail client experience spans the globe with our support of passenger and freight rail operators, governments and regulators, rail equipment manufacturers and private equity stakeholders.

Postal and logistics

Strategy& works for the leading players in the postal and logistics industry worldwide on a broad range of strategy, operations, and technology assignments.

Our client companies comprise Postal and Mail Operators; Courier, Express and Parcel Companies; Contract Logistics Providers (3PL); Lead Logistics Providers (LLP/4PL); Freight Forwarding Companies; Shippers (all major industries) and Governments/Regulators.

Travel and tourism

Strategy& provides leading-edge thinking and consulting support to leading institutions across the entire travel and tourism value chain. Our client engagements cover hospitality providers as well as tour operators, leveraging our deep experience across all travel modes as well as our understanding of travel market fundamentals. We have helped shape client agendas including capability-driven growth strategy, eCommerce and digitalization, product segmentation and strategy partnerships.

We are senior advisors to the UN World Tourism Organization and World Economic Forum. For the WEF, we have supported the development of multiple reports on the state of the global Travel and tourism industry.

Client example

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A central Great Britain railway agency engaged Strategy& to help ensure the Great Britain rail industry is prepared to realise its strategic and technical vision. See how we helped.