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Intercontinental Fligths From European Airports: Towards Hub Concentration Or Not?

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  • Germà Bel

    () (Faculty of Economics, University of Barcelona)

  • Xavier Fageda

    () (Faculty of Economics, University of Barcelona)

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This paper empirically analyzes changes in the supply of non-stop intercontinental flights from European airports. We take advantage of OAG data for air services from a rich sample of European airports to intercontinental destinations in the period 2004-2008. Results of the empirical analysis indicate a tendency towards a more balanced distribution of intercontinental flights across European airports. We also find that the demographic size of a region, its sector specialization, the political role of its central city and the proportion of connecting traffic explain the amount of and changes in long-haul air services supplied from European airports.

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  • Germà Bel & Xavier Fageda, 2009. "Intercontinental Fligths From European Airports: Towards Hub Concentration Or Not?," IREA Working Papers 200906, University of Barcelona, Research Institute of Applied Economics, revised Apr 2009.
  • Handle: RePEc:ira:wpaper:200906
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    airports; air transportation; intercontinental flights;

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