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01.11.2013

Airport Competition

This paper shows that airports enjoy significant market power in their local markets. Competitive forces are not strong enough to ensure a fair outcome for consumers. Robust and effective economic regulation is required.

  • Public Policy Issues
  • Infrastructure
09.09.2013

Value of an average passenger flight in EU-27

  • Public Policy Issues
  • Value of Aviation
30.06.2013

Profitability and the air transport value chain

This study updates earlier research on profitability across the air transport supply and distribution chain

  • Market & Industry Issues
  • Profitability
08.04.2013

Airlines Financial Monitor - March 2013

Monthly review of the industry financial performance.

  • Market Developments
  • Airlines Financial Monitor
04.03.2013

Air Freight Monthly Analysis - Jan 2013

Analysis of how the freight industry has performed in terms of traffic and utilization

  • Market Developments
  • Air Freight Monthly Analysis
01.03.2013

Infrastructure costs

Airlines and passengers are estimated to have paid at least US$92.3 billion for the use of airport and air navigation infrastructure globally in 2011, equivalent to 14.4% of the cost of transport.

  • Public Policy Issues
  • Infrastructure
01.03.2013

Infrastructure costs

  • Market & Industry Issues
  • Cost
28.11.2012

Impact of Hurricane Sandy

Analysis of the impact on industry operations and revenues from the Hurricane Sandy at the end of October 2012.

  • Market & Industry Issues
  • Shocks
11.01.2012

Explaining over-capacity in the airline industry - by Oliver Wojahn

  • Market & Industry Issues
  • Profitability
01.01.2012

Benefits of Alliances and Joint Ventures

Research discussing potential for pro-competitive efficiency gains and benefits for consumers from airline alliances and joint ventures.

  • Market & Industry Issues
  • Business Models
21.03.2011

Impact of Japan Earthquake

Analysis of the economic and air transport market impact of  the Japanese earthquake and tsunami in March 2011.

  • Market & Industry Issues
  • Shocks
01.10.2010

Revisiting Alliances

by Jan Brueckner, Darin Lee and Ethan Singer; Do airline alliances lead to lower fares for passengers or do they do more harm than good?

  • Market & Industry Issues
  • Business Models
04.05.2010

Impact of Ash Plume

Analysis of the impact on industry operations and revenues from the eruption of Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano in April 2010.

  • Market & Industry Issues
  • Shocks
01.05.2010

Network vs. LCC competition and airfares: New US empirical evidence

by Prof. Jan K. Bruechner, Dr Darin Lee and Ethan Singer; When considering airline mergers, both the US Department of Justice and European Commission have relied on published studies from the 1990s which suggest based on the market structure of that time there can be adverse competitive effects from reducing the number of network airlines on a given route.  This note describes a new comprehensive research study that now shows the structure of the US domestic market has changed dramatically in the past decade.

  • Market & Industry Issues
  • Competition
01.05.2010

Understanding airport benchmarking

by Michael Tretheway and Ian Kincaid, InterVISTAS; Rising infrastructure charges are another current challenge and this essay looks at airport benchmarking, an important tool to spur efficiency and pricing improvements where the market or regulator is ineffective. Michael Tretheway and Ian Kincaid take the reader through some of the pitfalls.

  • Public Policy Issues
  • Infrastructure