​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​These pages provide analysis of economic and policy developments affecting the financial performance of the global airline industry.​​​​​​​​​​

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21.12.2013

Inefficiency in European airspace

  • Public Policy Issues
  • Infrastructure
30.11.2013

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

  • Market & Industry Issues
  • Competition
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