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Privatization, Regulation And Airport Pricing: An Empirical Analysis For Europe

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  • Germà Bel
  • Xavier Fageda

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This paper examines factors determining prices that airports charge to airlines. Using data for 100 large airports in Europe, we find that they charge higher prices when they move more passengers. Additionally, competition from other transport modes and other nearby airports imposes some discipline on the pricing behavior of airports. Low-cost carriers and airlines with a high market share seem to have a stronger countervailing power. Finally, we find that private airports not regulated charge higher prices than public or regulated airports. From our analysis, we can infer that market power of each airport is dependent upon its specific characteristics.

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  • Germà Bel & Xavier Fageda, 2009. "Privatization, Regulation And Airport Pricing: An Empirical Analysis For Europe," RSCAS Working Papers 2009/27, European University Institute.
  • Handle: RePEc:rsc:rsceui:2009/27
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    1. Cruz, Carlos Oliveira & Marques, Rui Cunha, 2011. "Contribution to the study of PPP arrangements in airport development, management and operation," Transport Policy, Elsevier, vol. 18(2), pages 392-400, March.
    2. repec:eee:trapol:v:61:y:2018:i:c:p:123-131 is not listed on IDEAS
    3. Germá Bel & Xavier Fageda, 2011. "La reforma del modelo de gestión de aeropuertos en España: ¿Gestión conjunta o individual?," Hacienda Pública Española, IEF, vol. 196(1), pages 109-130, january.
    4. Pavlyuk, Dmitry, 2016. "Implication of spatial heterogeneity for airports' efficiency estimation," Research in Transportation Economics, Elsevier, vol. 56(C), pages 15-24.
    5. Alcobendas, Miguel-Angel, 2014. "Airline–airport agreements in the San Francisco Bay Area: Effects on airline behavior and congestion at airports," Economics of Transportation, Elsevier, vol. 3(1), pages 58-79.
    6. Fischer, Justina A.V., 2012. "The choice of domestic policies in a globalized economy: Extended Version," MPRA Paper 37816, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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    Privatization; regulation; pricing; air transportation; airports;

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