Airline Competition in the British Isles

The authors study the relationship between pricing and market structure on the routes connecting the UK and the Republic of Ireland. Because in 2007 the European Commission prohibited the takeover of Aer Lingus by Ryanair, the analysis focuses on their pricing strategies in particular. The authors use an original dataset of fares posted on-line, which allows to control for the fares' inter-temporal pattern for each specific flight and each carrier's specific yield management system. Their evidence supports the European Commission's view that the elimination of a competitor in the Irish airline market is likely to have harmful consequences for consumers.

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01151252
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 18 2010 9:09AM