The impact of tourism on airport efficiency: The Spanish case
Xosé Luis Fernández,
Pablo Coto-Millán () and
Utilities Policy, 2018, vol. 55, issue C, 52-58
This paper considers the impact of tourism on airports efficiency. Using stochastic frontier analysis (SFA) methods, an input-oriented distance function was estimated for a sample of 35 Spanish airports over the 2009 to 2016 period. Air transport and tourism are highly connected. Results suggest that tourist-oriented airports may achieve higher efficiency levels than non-touristic ones. We also demonstrate a relationship between airline business models for tourist arrivals and airport efficiency. Airports with higher shares of "low-cost carrier" passenger traffic appear to perform more efficiently. By comparison, airports with higher shares of “charter passenger” traffic appear to perform less efficiently.
Keywords: Tourism; Airport; Efficiency; Charter; Low-cost (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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