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Airport competition in the deregulated European aviation market


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  • Barrett, Sean D
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    Airport competition is a new feature of European aviation under deregulation. Seventeen case studies of airport competition are presented. Newly commercialised and privatised airports are found to be attractive to passengers and low-cost airlines to whom they offer large discounts. There is considerable scope for much increased service at Europe's many underused airports. The results in the case studies show spectacular increases in traffic at lesser-used airports when served by a low-cost airline.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Air Transport Management.

    Volume (Year): 6 (2000)
    Issue (Month): 1 ()
    Pages: 13-27

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:jaitra:v:6:y:2000:i:1:p:13-27

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    Keywords: Airport competition; Airline and airport competition; Airport discounting;


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    1. Sean D. Barrett, 2004. "Privatisation in Ireland," CESifo Working Paper Series 1170, CESifo Group Munich.
    2. Haskel, J & Valletti, T & Iozzi, A, 2011. "Market structure, countervailing power and price discrimination: the case of airports," Working Papers 6857, Imperial College, London, Imperial College Business School.
    3. Tae Hoon Oum & Xiaowen Fu & Mark Lijesen, 2005. "An Analysis of Airport Pricing and Regulation in the Presence of Competition Between Full Service Airlines and Low Cost Carriers," CIRJE F-Series CIRJE-F-316, CIRJE, Faculty of Economics, University of Tokyo.
    4. Friedrich Gröteke & Wolfgang Kerber, 2004. "The Case of Ryanair – EU State Aid Policy on the Wrong Runway," Marburg Working Papers on Economics 200413, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Faculty of Business Administration and Economics, Department of Economics (Volkswirtschaftliche Abteilung).
    5. Pavlyuk, Dmitry, 2012. "Airport Benchmarking and Spatial Competition: a Critical Review," MPRA Paper 43391, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    6. Tolga Ülkü & Vahidin Jeleskovic & Jürgen Müller, 2014. "How scale and institutional setting explain the costs of small airports? -An application of spatial regression analysis," MAGKS Papers on Economics 201435, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Faculty of Business Administration and Economics, Department of Economics (Volkswirtschaftliche Abteilung).
    7. Adler, Nicole & Gellman, Aaron, 2012. "Strategies for managing risk in a changing aviation environment," Journal of Air Transport Management, Elsevier, vol. 21(C), pages 24-35.
    8. Nigel Peter Stewart Dennis, 2004. "Can the European low-cost airline boom continue?: Implications for regional airports," ERSA conference papers ersa04p571, European Regional Science Association.
    9. McLay, Peter & Reynolds-Feighan, Aisling, 2006. "Competition between airport terminals: The issues facing Dublin Airport," Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, Elsevier, vol. 40(2), pages 181-203, February.
    10. Jolian McHardy & Steve Trotter, 2005. "Airport Deregulation and Airline Competition," Working Papers 2005003, The University of Sheffield, Department of Economics, revised Jan 2005.
    11. Evangelho, Fabio & Huse, Cristian & Linhares, Alexandre, 2005. "Market entry of a low cost airline and impacts on the Brazilian business travelers," Journal of Air Transport Management, Elsevier, vol. 11(2), pages 99-105.
    12. McHardy, Jolian & Trotter, Stephen, 2006. "Competition and deregulation: Do air passengers get the benefits?," Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, Elsevier, vol. 40(1), pages 74-93, January.
    13. Barrett, Sean D., 2006. "Commercialising a national airline—the Aer Lingus case study," Journal of Air Transport Management, Elsevier, vol. 12(4), pages 159-167.
    14. Jones, Owain Cai & Budd, Lucy C.S. & Pitfield, D.E., 2013. "Aeronautical charging policy incentive schemes for airlines at European airports," Journal of Air Transport Management, Elsevier, vol. 33(C), pages 43-59.
    15. David Pitfield, 2005. "Ryanair’s Impact on Airline Market Share from the London Area Airports - a Time Series Analysis," ERSA conference papers ersa05p16, European Regional Science Association.


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