Airport Governance and Ownership

Airport owners are looking at different governance structures in an effort to 1) access capital markets for development and reduce reliance on general tax levies, 2) create a more efficient and cost effective organization, 3) reduce political involvement in commercial and business decisions, and 4) create a mission-focused organization. Despite this focus, few studies have attempted to address the reason why different governance structures are selected to manage and operate an airport. This digest a) addresses the issue of essential powers to operate an airport; b) defines what airport governance includes; c) describes the advantages and disadvantages of the various governance structures; d) identifies and analyzes a number of projects where airports were transferred from one form of governance to another; and e) determines the legal problems encountered during these transfers. The digest should be helpful to airport managers, board members, city or county administrators, legislators, attorneys, managers, and other airport officials.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Appendices; Bibliography; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 71p
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    Open Access (libre)

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01139518
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 15 2009 10:59AM