The effect of low-cost air transportation on the local economy evidence from Southern Italy

This paper investigates how the entry of low-cost carriers in Southern Italy has supported local and regional economic development in different ways: spreading the traffic demand during the year, increasing the rate of international tourism, generating new jobs and improving the income of the area. The evidence of traffic de-seasonality is quantified by an index, resulting in a decrease to all those airports specialized in low-cost services. Additionally, an assessment shows that the net impact driven by a low-cost route on the local economy is about 14.6 million Euros per year.


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  • Accession Number: 01154757
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 15 2010 10:25AM