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The effect of code-share agreements on the temporal profile of airline fares

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  • Marco Alderighi

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    (Università della Valle d’Aosta, The Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis, Italy)

  • Alberto A. Gaggero

    ()

    (Department of Economics and Management, University of Pavia, Italy)

  • Claudio A. Piga

    ()

    (Keele Management School, United Kingdom, The Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis, Italy)

This paper aims at investigating how the pricing strategy of European airline carriers is affected by code-share agreements on international routes. Our data cover several routes linking the main UK airports to largest European destinations and includes posted fares collected at different days before departure. By analyzing the temporal profile of airline fares, we identify three main results. First, code-share increases fares especially for early bookers. Second, the higher prices in code-shared flights are offered by marketing carriers. Finally, when flights are in unilateral code-share, the pricing profile is flatter than under parallel code-share.

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