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Evaluating competitiveness of airports - Airport competitiveness index


  • Grancay, Martin


The paper introduces a concept of airport competitiveness index. The index consists of numerous indicators grouped into four categories: market potential, infrastructure, charges and recent traffic results. Another important factor we take into account is safety. We find that from the selected sample the most competitive airports are Singapore Changi, New York Kennedy, Newark Liberty and Dubai International. U.S. and South-East Asian airports in general are among the most competitive.

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  • Grancay, Martin, 2009. "Evaluating competitiveness of airports - Airport competitiveness index," MPRA Paper 16488, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:16488

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    1. Reynolds-Feighan, Aisling & McLay, Peter, 2006. "Accessibility and attractiveness of European airports: A simple small community perspective," Journal of Air Transport Management, Elsevier, vol. 12(6), pages 313-323.
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    airport; air traffic; airport competitiveness index;

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    • L93 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Transportation and Utilities - - - Air Transportation

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