Airport slot allocation in Europe: economic efficiency and fairness
AbstractWe propose a mechanism for solving the airport slot allocation problem in Europe. We consider the interdependence of the slots at different airports, and we maximize the efficiency of the system. Through an experimental analysis we quantitatively assess the cost imposed by grandfather rights, which constitute one of the main principles of the current slot allocation mechanism. Moreover, we introduce the possibility to fairly redistribute costs among airlines through monetary compensations. Our results suggest that it is possible to remove grandfather rights without significantly penalizing airlines.
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Length: 13 pages
Date of creation: Jun 2010
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Air Traffic Management; Airport slot allocation; Compensation mechanism; SESAR.;
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This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2010-06-18 (All new papers)
- NEP-EUR-2010-06-18 (Microeconomic European Issues)
- NEP-EXP-2010-06-18 (Experimental Economics)
- NEP-URE-2010-06-18 (Urban & Real Estate Economics)
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