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An exploratory study into airport choice factors for European low-cost airlines

Warnock-Smith, David and Potter, Andrew (2005) An exploratory study into airport choice factors for European low-cost airlines. Journal of Air Transport Management, 11 (6). pp. 388-392. ISSN 0969-6997

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Low-cost carriers are an increasingly important part of the European aviation industry. Airport choice is a crucial factor in determining their success or failure. While research has been conducted into airport choice factors, their relative rankings have not previously been investigated. This paper addresses this through an exploratory survey of eight European low-cost airlines. The paper finds that demand for low-cost services is the most important choice factor, with aeronautical charges ranked fourth. Further analysis reveals different requirements depending upon airline characteristics. This implies that airport managers need to tailor their service offering to individual low-cost airlines rather than treating the sector uniformly.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
Schools: School of Applied Sciences
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Depositing User: David Warnock-Smith
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2009 07:59
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 10:51


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