MEASURING COMPETITION IN AIR TRANSPORT

This report begins with an introduction on competition in the European airline and airport sector, then discusses four different types of competition in the air market: single route, between networks, for infrastructure, and between access/egress points. Chapter 3 examines how to measure competition using a disaggregate probability approach, and derives an expression to allow computation of the elasticity of demand of an alternative. Chapter 4 applies the approach to three scenarios computed on specific consumers' elasticity, with results aggregated at the macroeconomic level. The first concerns the inauguration of a new route at the Berlin airport and its effects on the major competing airport at Frankfurt. The second considers various supply changes that create a new competitive situation between Frankfurt and Munich airports. The third examines consumers' elasticity to fare variations at Hamburg airport.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the Hamburg Aviation Conference: Airports and air traffic, regulation, privatisation and competition.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Universite de Montreal

    Centre de Recherche sur Les Transports
    C.P. 6128 Succursale Centre-ville
    Montreal H3C 3J7, Quebec  Canada 
  • Authors:
    • Mandel, B N
  • Publication Date: 1998

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 28 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00794294
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 11 2000 12:00AM