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An analysis of air travelers' departure airport and destination choice behavior


  • Furuichi, Masahiko
  • Koppelman, Frank S.


This paper formulates and estimates nested logit models of departure airport and destination choice for international travel. The empirical analysis was accomplished using a 1989 survey of international air travelers departing from Japan. The estimation results support the use of nested logit rather than multinomial logit models. Analysis of the estimated parameters indicates that both business and pleasure air travelers have high values of time for both line-haul and access time.

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  • Furuichi, Masahiko & Koppelman, Frank S., 1994. "An analysis of air travelers' departure airport and destination choice behavior," Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, Elsevier, vol. 28(3), pages 187-195, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:transa:v:28:y:1994:i:3:p:187-195

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