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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
06.04.2010

Airlines Financial Monitor - March 2010

​​​​​Monthly review of the industry financial performance.

  • Market Developments
  • Airlines Financial Monitor
01.02.2010

Airline Fuel & Labour Costs

Analysis of airline financial data to 2008 shows the trends in fuel and labour costs.  Fuel remains the largest cost category, with regional variation.

  • Market & Industry Issues
  • Cost
01.02.2010

Airline Profitability - Size and Business Model

Analysis of the 2008 results for 233 major airlines shows that record fuel prices and the impact of the great recession hit profitability across scale and business model.

  • Market & Industry Issues
  • Profitability
01.02.2010

Preparing for a more competitive airports sector

by Nick Fincham and Alina Jardine-Goad, UK CAA; Any mechanism to inject competitive pressures into the airports sector would produce better outcomes for airline and their customers. The breakup of BAA's ownership of the London and lowland Scotland airports is a welcome first step. However, the nature of the market power remaining in the airports market is still likely to require economic regulation rather than reliance on Competition Law.

  • Public Policy Issues
  • Infrastructure
11.11.2009

Brazil: benefits from further liberalization

  • Public Policy Issues
  • Commercial Freedom
11.11.2009

Chile: benefits from further liberalization

  • Public Policy Issues
  • Commercial Freedom