Difficulties encountered in trying to compare the efficiency of airlines are pointed out, and an attempt is made to measure the comparative efficiency of several western European airlines using unweighted combinations of five different efficiency parameters. The airlines are then ranked in order of efficiency in terms of output per employee, and output per dollar of labor costs. Further statistics and tables affecting airline efficiency are also presented which tend to account for some of the anomalies observed. Finally suggestions are put forward for new methods of improving the assessment of airline efficiency.

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    IPC Transport Press, Limited

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

Media Info

  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 409-412
  • Serial:
    • Flight International
    • Volume: 108
    • Issue Number: 3444
    • Publisher: Reed Business Information, Limited
    • ISSN: 0015-3710

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00170838
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: European Conference of Ministers of Transport
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1978 12:00AM