Much effort has been directed to developing global forecasts of air transport demand, particularly by airline companies and professional bodies in the air transport industry, but detailed analysis of the characteristics of demand for air transport over specific routes has been less well researched, especially on routes operated from smaller airports. This paper sets forth some short-run demand estimates for a selection of air transport routes operated from Birmingham Airport. Although the analysis was confined to scheduled services operated from Birmingham, the results obtained have some interesting general implications for policy towards air transport. Price setting in other environments, and these persued in the final section of the paper. The analysis was further confined to scheduled services operated by British European Airways, on which information was more readily available, and a theoretical framework easier to develop, than for non-scheduled operations. In addition, it is clear that, at the time of the analysis, revenue from year-round scheduled services was still much more important to airports like Birmingham than revenue from the predominantly seasonal non-scheduled operations.

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    London School of Economics and Political Science

    Houghton Street, Aldwych
    London WC2A 2AE,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Thompson, G F
  • Publication Date: 1974-1

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  • Accession Number: 00155718
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 20 1977 12:00AM