Airports and International Economic Integration

This paper describes how air transport has become a major form of both passenger and cargo transportation. The paper describes how air transport serves to broaden the trade bases of countries as well as being central development of many specific industries such as tourism and the trade in exotics. Airports are an integral part of the air transportation network and their location and operational features affect the degree to which air transport as a whole can facilitate economic develop and integration. Getting a firm handle on the quantitative importance of the airports in the overall international value chain is virtually impossible because their close synergies with airline and air navigation systems, together with their larger link-ins with surface transport and egress facilities. As the nature of trade changes and its volume increase, the need for personal and cargo movements by air will inevitably increase with it. The challenge is to ensure that markets in airport services exist, and are flexible enough to allow the optimization of economic activities that ideally should take-place.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Bibliography; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 347-368
  • Monograph Title: Benefiting from Globalisation. Transport Sector Contribution and Policy Challenges

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  • Accession Number: 01140810
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9789282101681
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 28 2009 11:36AM