ECONOMICS OF DENSITY, NETWORK SIZE AND SPATIAL SCOPE IN THE EUROPEAN AIRLINE INDUSTRY

The authors use four different indices for measuring cost performance of the European airline industry. By using the number of routes as an indicator of network size, estimates of indicators of economies of density, network size and spatial scope are achieved. By estimating total and variable cost functions, an index of the excess capacity of the firms is calculated. Data is used from 1984 to 1998, a period during which several deregulation measures were imposed on the European airline industry. Some of the implications of this deregulation process for the cost performance of the industry are presented and discussed

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    • Publication Date: April 2005. Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California Berkeley CA. Remarks: Also available online via the ITS-Berkeley web site (www.its.berkeley.edu)
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    University of California, Berkeley

    Berkeley, CA  United States  94720-1720
  • Authors:
    • Romero-Hernandez, Manuel
    • Salgado, Hugo
  • Publication Date: 2005

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  • Accession Number: 01001605
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UCB-ITS-WP-2005-1
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  • Created Date: Jul 7 2005 12:00AM