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The Impact of an Old Fleet on the Demand for Air Transportation: The Case of VASP Brazilian Airlines

Bruno Pinto

Industrial Organization from University Library of Munich, Germany

Abstract: In 05/25/1982, the VASP aircraft broke in two after a hard landing killing 2 people. The pilot's misuse of rain repellant, caused an optical illusion leading to the hard landing. Since that day, VASP started to have constant problems. A brief history about VASP is discussed. After so many problems, VASP lost its market share and became the 4th airline of Brazil, VASP used to be second place. With financial problems, VASP could not buy new airplanes and its fleet was from the 70-80s. This paper aims to study if an old fleet could affect the demand for air transportation.

Keywords: Air Transportation; Airline; Demand; VASP; GOL; Brazil (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: L93 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2005-06-09
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