Air transport liberalisation and airport dependency: developing a composite index

Koo, T., Halpern, N., Papatheodorou, Andreas, Graham, A. and Arvanitis, P. (2015) Air transport liberalisation and airport dependency: developing a composite index. Journal of Transport Geography, 50. pp. 83-93. ISSN 0966-6923

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Air transport liberalisation in Europe has produced some major changes to the networks operated by airlines
and the services available at airports. Within this context the degree of airport dependency in terms
of market, spatial and temporal concentration is important to know from an economic geography and risk
management perspective. A composite index called the Airport Dependency Index (ADI) is developed to
measure airport dependency based on the concept of the relative Gini coefficient. Liberalisation has had
varying impacts depending on the size and type of airport and so a comparison is made of the degree of
dependency at a large sample of European airports using the ADI. The ADI has the potential to provide
insight on the sustainability and worthiness of financing airport projects, and on whether airports should
diversify further their activities by investing in the growth and expansion of their network.

Item Type: Article
Identifier: 10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2015.04.006
Keywords: Air transport liberalisation Airport Dependency Index (ADI) Gini coefficient European airports
Subjects: Hospitality and tourism
Depositing User: Mustafizur Rahman
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2016 11:40
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2024 15:44

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