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Intercontinental Fligths From European Airports: Towards Hub Concentration Or Not?

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  • Germà Bel

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    (Faculty of Economics, University of Barcelona)

  • Xavier Fageda

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    (Faculty of Economics, University of Barcelona)

Abstract

This paper empirically analyzes changes in the supply of non-stop intercontinental flights from European airports. We take advantage of OAG data for air services from a rich sample of European airports to intercontinental destinations in the period 2004-2008. Results of the empirical analysis indicate a tendency towards a more balanced distribution of intercontinental flights across European airports. We also find that the demographic size of a region, its sector specialization, the political role of its central city and the proportion of connecting traffic explain the amount of and changes in long-haul air services supplied from European airports.

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Paper provided by University of Barcelona, Research Institute of Applied Economics in its series IREA Working Papers with number 200906.

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Length: 24 pages
Date of creation: Apr 2009
Date of revision: Apr 2009
Handle: RePEc:ira:wpaper:200906

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Keywords: airports; air transportation; intercontinental flights;

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  3. David Castells & Vicente Royuela, 2011. "Agglomeration, Inequality and Economic Growth," IREA Working Papers 201114, University of Barcelona, Research Institute of Applied Economics, revised Apr 2012.
  4. Juan Luis Jiménez & Jordi Perdiguero & Ancor Suárez, 2011. "Debating as a classroom tool for adapting learning outcomes to the European higher education area," IREA Working Papers 201109, University of Barcelona, Research Institute of Applied Economics, revised Jun 2011.
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  6. Germà Bel & Xavier Fageda & Melania Mur, 2011. "Why do municipalities cooperate to provide local public services? An empirical analysis," IREA Working Papers 201118, University of Barcelona, Research Institute of Applied Economics, revised Oct 2011.

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