The concept of airline efficiency is discussed from first principles, and the author concludes that there is no one valid method of arriving at a single quantitative measure having regard to all operating conditions. It is argued that profitability is not a true measure of efficiency as it does not take account of different operating environments and other objectives. A table of efficiency is presented which compares a number of airlines on the basis of nine different efficiency related parameters, covering aircraft and labor, productivity, cost and marketing efficiency and profitability.

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    IPC Transport Press, Limited

    Dorset House, Stamford Street
    London SE1 9LU,   England 
  • Authors:
    • HOFTON, A
  • Publication Date: 1975-3

Media Info

  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 407-408
  • Serial:
    • Flight International
    • Volume: 108
    • Issue Number: 3444
    • Publisher: Reed Business Information, Limited
    • ISSN: 0015-3710

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00170837
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: European Conference of Ministers of Transport
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1978 12:00AM