1st Edition

Critical Issues in Air Transport Economics and Business

Edited By Rosário Macário, Eddy Van de Voorde Copyright 2011
    432 Pages
    by Routledge

    432 Pages 86 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book offers material for strategic thinking featuring contributions from key figures in Europe, the US and Asia. The focus of the book expands from economic to legal issues, bankruptcy and safety and security. The carefully selected papers offer a thorough and structured analysis of major current developments in the air transport industry. Fully up to date, topics covered include competitive strength, capacity utilisation and risk.

    The most likely future scenarios are more or less known. Only, the timeframe remains uncertain. The speed at which the various market players in the air transport chain will implement their strategies remains the key question. This depends on a whole range of exogenous and endogenous variables, as this book aspires to demonstrate. As both an overview of the current issues affecting the industry and as a cohesive set of strategic documents, therefore, this collection will prove invaluable for policy makers and researchers alike.

    Acknowledgements  1. Introduction, Rosário Macário and Eddy Van de Voorde, 2. The future air transport sector: a modified market and ownership structure, Hilde Meersman, Eddy Van de Voorde and Thierry Vanelslander, 3. Airlines and their focus on cost control and productivity, Juan Carlos Martin and Conception Roman, 4. Low-cost airlines: strategies and reaction patterns, Rosário Macário and Vasco Reis, 5. Airline Performance Sveinn Gudmundsson (Oxford University and Toulouse Business School, UK and France), 6. World Air Cargo and Merchandise Trade Franziska Kupfer, Hilde Meersman, Evy Onghena and Eddy Van de Voorde (University of Antwerp, Belgium), 7. Integrators in a Changing World Evy Onghena (University of Antwerp, Belgium) 8. Airports of the Future: Essentials for a Renewed Business Model Rosario Macario (University of Lisbon, Portungal) 9. The Airport City: A New Business Model for Airport Development Douglas Baker and Robert Freestone (Queensland University of Technology)  10. The Economics of Airline Alliances Martin Desner (UCLA) 11. The Transmogrification of Hub and Spoke Airline Networks Ken Button (George Mason University)  12. The Impact of Airline Network Strategies for Airports the Case of Amsterdam Schiphol and Paris Charles de Gaulle Jan Veldhhuis (SEO, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands) 13. Congestion and Air Transport: A Challenging Phenomenon Paul Roosens (University of Antwerp, Belgium) 14. Towards a More Efficient Use of Airport Capacity at Europe's Hub Jaap de Wit and Guillaume Burghouwt (SEO and Aimeth, The Netherlands)  15. Assessing the Impact of Open Skies Agreements David Pitfield (Loughborough University, UK)  16. The Impact of North Atlantic Passenger Services on Airports Anne Graham (University of Westminster, UK) 17. Effects of Emission Trading Schemes Anming Zhang (British Columbia, Vancouver)  18. Competition Between Airlines and High Speed Rail Werner Rothengatter (JWW, University of Karlsruhe)  19. Consolidation in the Air Transport Sector and Antitrust Enforcement in Europe Marco Benacchio (Italian Antitrust Authority, Italy) 20. Regulatory Constraints or How Free are You? Mia Wouters (Lafili, Van Crombrugghe & Partners, and KU Leuven, Belgium)  21. Air Transport Marketing Joel Zhengyi Shon (Tainan University of Technology, Taiwan) 22. Major Challenges for the Future Air Transport Sector Rosario Macario (University of Lisbon, Portugal) and Eddy Van de Voorde (University of Antwerp, Belgium)



    Rosário Macário is Assistant Professor in Transportation at Lisbon Technical University. Eddy Van de Voorde is Full Professor at the University of Antwerp, Faculty of Applied Economics.