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Title: How do airlines react to airport congestion? The role of networks
Author: Fageda, Xavier, 1975-
Flores-Fillol, Ricardo
Keywords: Transport aeri
Logística industrial
Commercial aeronautics
Business logistics
Issue Date: Jan-2016
Publisher: Elsevier B.V.
Abstract: In this paper, we investigate the relationship between airline network structure and airport congestion. More specifically, we study the ways in which airlines adjust frequencies to delays (as a measure of airport congestion) depending on the network type they operate. Our results suggest that network structure has a fundamental impact. Thus, while airlines operating fully-connected configurations reduce frequencies in response to more frequent delays, airlines operating hub-and-spoke structures increase frequencies. Therefore, network airlines have incentives to keep frequencies high even if this is at the expense of a greater congestion at their hub airports. This result sheds light on previously unclear results in the literature.
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It is part of: Regional Science and Urban Economics, 2016, vol. 56, num. January, p. 73-81
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ISSN: 0166-0462
Appears in Collections:Articles publicats en revistes (Econometria, Estadística i Economia Aplicada)

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