DOMINATING THE NORTHEAST CORRIDOR

The airlines' share of the lucrative passenger traffic in the Northeast Corridor is in danger of being eroded by substantial improvements in high speed ground transportation. This paper investigates the extent of this erosion, based on the time differential between air transportation and high speed ground transportation. It determines the conditions under which air transportation can operate profitably, despite improved gound transportation. These conditions are expressed in terms of: traffic volume airline distance the time advantage of air transportation the extent of competition between airlines. The effect of flight frequency on airline operating profit is determined for various operating conditions. The optimum frequency, aircraft size, percent of potential market attained, and the operating profit attainable there-with are calculated for various combinations of traffic volume, distance, time advantage, and extent of competition.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

    Technical Information Service, 750 Third Avenue
    New York, NY  USA  10017
  • Authors:
    • Williams, P J
  • Publication Date: 1966-12-2

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  • Accession Number: 00073483
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: FLIGHT TRANSPORTATION LABORATORY, MIT DEPT. OF AERONAUTICS AND ASTRONAUTICS
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 66-943
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 5 1974 12:00AM