Six papers are surveyed which focus on air carrier airports where peaking is periodic, discuss the economic efficiency of runway use, and propose prices as a means of improving efficiency. The paper by Grampp proposes that rights to use the runway at certain times be either sold at auction by the airport or issued to existing users and made transferable so that a market would form where the rights would be bought and sold. Levine's approach to peak pricing is that a quality of service be specified (a probable level of day) and landing fees be adjusted so as to reduce delays to this level during the peak periods. Yance's paper proposes a system of peak load prices in the form of landing and take off fees. Warford in his paper emphasized the tying of the pricing scheme to facility expansion. Minasian and Eckert focus on the potential of prices for reducing peak demand for runway access and the consequent postponement of the need for facility expansion. Carlin and Park discuss in detail the theoretical aspects of congestion cost pricing, compute prices in specific situations and consider the problems of implementation.

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    American Society of Traffic and Transportation

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  • Authors:
    • Piper, R R
  • Publication Date: 1973-9

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  • Accession Number: 00155480
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 28 1977 12:00AM