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Title: Does market exit of a network airline affect airline prices and frequencies on tourist routes?
Author: Fageda, Xavier, 1975-
Jiménez González, Juan Luis
Perdiguero, Jordi
Marrero, Kevin
Keywords: Línies aèries
Política turística
Politics of tourism
Issue Date: Aug-2017
Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
Abstract: This paper examines the influence of network airline bankruptcy (and consequently its market exit) on prices and route frequencies. Specifically, the 2011 case of Spanair is analyzed, using Spanish route data for the period 2006-2013. The study finds that the Spanair bankruptcy led to a reduction in prices on those routes where its services were replaced by low-cost airlines. On the other hand, there was no evidence of any clear reduction in flight frequencies. Given that tourist passengers are particularly sensitive to prices, this paper provide evidence about the positive impact of low-cost airlines on tourism.
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It is part of: Tourism Management, 2017, vol. 61, num. August, p. 465-471
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ISSN: 0261-5177
Appears in Collections:Articles publicats en revistes (Econometria, Estadística i Economia Aplicada)

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