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Network Measures in Civil Air Transport: A Case Study of Lufthansa


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  • Aura Reggiani

    (University of Bologna, Italy)

  • Sara Signoretti

    (University of Bologna, Italy)

  • Peter Nijkamp

    (VU University Amsterdam)

  • Alessandro Cento

    (KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Milan Italy)


Air transport networks have exhibited a trend towards complex dynamics in recent years. Using Lufthansa’s networks as an example, this paper aims to illustrate the relevance of various network indicators – such as connectivity and concentration – for the empirical analysis of airline network configurations. The results highlight the actual strategic choices made by Lufthansa for its own net-work, as well in combination with its partners in Star Alliance.

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Paper provided by Tinbergen Institute in its series Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers with number 09-048/3.

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Date of creation: 27 May 2009
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Handle: RePEc:dgr:uvatin:20090048

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Keywords: air transport; complex networks; connectivity; concentration; Lufthansa;

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