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Estimating potential long-haul air passenger traffic in national networks containing two or more dominant cities

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  • Sismanidou, Athina
  • Tarradellas, Joan
  • Bel, Germà
  • Fageda, Xavier

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In this paper, we build an analytical framework to estimate potential passenger traffic for new long-haul routes originating in secondary airports within national airport systems where a main hub concentrates most of the transcontinental traffic. The results are particularly important in the context of air space liberalization, which is generating opportunities for new city-pair traffic. If airport and airline managers can correctly value route alternatives, they can make better decisions concerning alliances, expansion plans, or the development of their hub-and-spoke networks.

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  • Sismanidou, Athina & Tarradellas, Joan & Bel, Germà & Fageda, Xavier, 2013. "Estimating potential long-haul air passenger traffic in national networks containing two or more dominant cities," Journal of Transport Geography, Elsevier, vol. 26(C), pages 108-116.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jotrge:v:26:y:2013:i:c:p:108-116
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2012.07.010
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