Flight delay impact on airfare and flight frequency: A comprehensive assessment

This paper presents a comprehensive empirical analysis of flight delay impact on airfare and flight frequency in the US air transportation system. The authors model airfare and flight frequency as functions of cost and demand characteristics, competition effects, and flight delays at origin, destination, and intermediate hub airports. Estimation results confirm that airlines tend to pass delay cost onto passengers through higher fare, whereas delay has an upward effect on flight frequency. The authors find that proportionate airport delay reduction across the system can result in annual fare reduction in the order of billion dollars.


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  • Accession Number: 01538487
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 9 2014 10:27AM