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Estimating potential long-haul air passenger traffic in national networks containing two or more dominant cities

Athina Sismanidou, Joan Tarradellas, Germà Bel and Xavier Fageda

Journal of Transport Geography, 2013, vol. 26, issue C, 108-116

Abstract: In this paper, we build an analytical framework to estimate potential passenger traffic for new long-haul routes originating in secondary airports within national airport systems where a main hub concentrates most of the transcontinental traffic. The results are particularly important in the context of air space liberalization, which is generating opportunities for new city-pair traffic. If airport and airline managers can correctly value route alternatives, they can make better decisions concerning alliances, expansion plans, or the development of their hub-and-spoke networks.

Keywords: Airport choice; Secondary hubs; Hub-and-spoke networks; MIDT; Airport competition; Route optimization (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2013
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DOI: 10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2012.07.010

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