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An assessment of the potential for self-connectivity at European airports in holiday markets

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  • Suau-Sanchez, Pere
  • Voltes-Dorta, Augusto
  • Rodríguez-Déniz, Héctor

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In a context of intense airport and airline competition, a few European airports have recently started offering self-connection services to price-sensitive holiday passengers travelling with a combination of tickets where the airline/s involved do not handle the transfer themselves. This paper provides an exploratory analysis of the potential and implications of self-connectivity for European airports and airlines using a case study of air travel routes to holiday destinations in the Mediterranean. With the help of a forecasting model based on a zero-inflated Poisson regression, we identify the airports and airlines that have the highest potential to facilitate self-connections in the selected markets. The results also explore some implications of the widespread development of self-connection services in Europe.

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  • Suau-Sanchez, Pere & Voltes-Dorta, Augusto & Rodríguez-Déniz, Héctor, 2017. "An assessment of the potential for self-connectivity at European airports in holiday markets," Tourism Management, Elsevier, vol. 62(C), pages 54-64.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:touman:v:62:y:2017:i:c:p:54-64
    DOI: 10.1016/j.tourman.2017.03.022
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    1. Never, Jan & Suau-Sanchez, Pere, 2020. "Challenging the interline and codeshare legacy: Drivers and barriers for airline adoption of airport facilitated inter-airline network connectivity schemes," Research in Transportation Economics, Elsevier, vol. 79(C).

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