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Critical success factors for offshore airports : a comparative evaluation

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  • Nijkamp, Peter

    (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Faculteit der Economische Wetenschappen en Econometrie (Free University Amsterdam, Faculty of Economics Sciences, Business Administration and Economitrics)

  • Yim, Hoyan

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The booming aviation sector is worldwide increasingly faced with capacity constraints at both the land and air side. In recent years various countries have tried to overcome the land-based bottlenecks by the design and construction of new offshore airports. This paper aims to identify and assess the critical success factors for two recently built island airports, viz. in Hong Kong and Osaka. The analysis addresses success conditions at both the corporate and the regional level. The methodological basis for the comparative investigation deploys the so-called pentagon prism. The results show that island airports may seem to offer a favorable land use and environmental solution, but face at the same time severe financial and maritime ecology problems.

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Paper provided by VU University Amsterdam, Faculty of Economics, Business Administration and Econometrics in its series Serie Research Memoranda with number 0035.

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Date of creation: 2000
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Handle: RePEc:dgr:vuarem:2000-35

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  1. Aliye Ahu Akgün & Eveline van Leeuwen & Peter Nijkamp, 2011. "The Usefulness Of Analytical Tools For Sustainable Futures," ERSA conference papers ersa11p1575, European Regional Science Association.

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