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


  • English

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  • Pagination: 28 p.

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