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Assessing operational efficiency of airports with high levels of low-cost carrier traffic

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  • Pyrialakou, V. Dimitra
  • Karlaftis, Matthew G.
  • Michaelides, Panayotis G.

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The past few years have seen a significant increase in low-cost carrier traffic that has in several ways, affected airport operations. Only limited analysis, however, of the connection between airport efficiency and low-cost carriers has been conducted. We use data from 10 Greek airports that handle approximately 85% of low-cost carrier demand in the country, to investigate this connection. We find that low-cost carrier traffic, with its highly seasonal characteristics, significantly affects efficiency findings.

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  • Pyrialakou, V. Dimitra & Karlaftis, Matthew G. & Michaelides, Panayotis G., 2012. "Assessing operational efficiency of airports with high levels of low-cost carrier traffic," Journal of Air Transport Management, Elsevier, vol. 25(C), pages 33-36.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jaitra:v:25:y:2012:i:c:p:33-36
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jairtraman.2012.05.005
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