Challenges facing regional airport operations in Great Britain: a case study perspective of the South West of England & Wales

Edmunds, James (2011) Challenges facing regional airport operations in Great Britain: a case study perspective of the South West of England & Wales. VISTAS: Education, Economy and Community, 1 (2). pp. 7-21. ISSN 2047-7449

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Abstract

The deregulation of the European airline industry has had a dramatic impact on regional airports across the Union. Furthermore, the policy has changed the strategy of the so-called traditional full service network carriers, such as British Airways who as a consequence of this legislation have created powerful alliance networks and consolidated their position at fortress hubs. In comparison, low cost carriers have built a network presence around regional airports as they offer such carriers a variety of cost savings. The demise of charter airlines due to the continued fall in holiday makers booking package tours has further changed the management dynamics of regional airports. This paper examines the consequences of the above actions and evaluates how these issues have been played out within the South West of England and Wales.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © University of West London 2011
Uncontrolled Keywords: Deregulation; consolidation; regional airports; full service network carriers; gini coefficient; low cost carrier; airline alliances
Subjects: Hospitality and tourism > Tourism > Aviation > Airport management
Hospitality and tourism > Tourism > Tourism management
Depositing User: Meried Belete
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2017 09:04
Last Modified: 21 Mar 2017 09:29
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/3152

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