Competitive Interaction Between Airports, Airlines and High-Speed Rail

This report considers the multifacets of competitive interaction between airports, airlines, and highspeed rail. The report first examines whether airports need to be regulated at all, concluding that policy makers should establish conditions for competition to emerge between airports rather than establish comprehensive regulation. However, economic regulation can become necessary, particularly in cases where airports are heavily congested. The report determines which approaches are likely to work best and considers strategies for managing greenhouse gas emissions. Finally, the report identifies the economic conditions under which high-speed rail can be a competitive substitute for aviation. The report includes seven chapters, each written by experts in the field, covering: airport performance and airport-airline vertical relations, the airport industry in a competitive environment (from a United Kingdom perspective, the impact of climate change policy on competition in the air transport industry; the role of accessibility in passengers' choice of airports; and the economic effects of high-speed rail investment. Each chapter includes an outline and a bibliography; the report concludes with a list of participants and their affiliations.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Bibliography; Figures; Maps; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 208p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01146723
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9789282102459
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Round Table 145
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Dec 15 2009 6:34AM