Airport competition: the European experience by Peter Forsyth, David Gillen, Jurgen Muller, Hans-Martin

By Peter Forsyth, David Gillen, Jurgen Muller, Hans-Martin Niemeier

The break-up of BAA, the blocked takeover of Bratislava airport by way of the competing Vienna airport and the prohibited subsidy of Ryanair through Brussels South Charleroi Airport have introduced the problem of airport festival to the pinnacle of the schedule for air shipping coverage in Europe. "Airport festival" reports the present kingdom of the controversy and asks no matter if airport pageant is powerful sufficient to successfully restrict marketplace strength. It presents proof on how travelers selected an airport, thereby changing its aggressive place, and on how airports compete in several areas and markets. The publication additionally discusses the most coverage implications of mergers and subsidies.

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Manchester Airport publishes discounts on its runway charges to encourage new destinations to be served, and additional frequency or capacity on existing routes. 12 The incentive for existing direct services is based on an increase in seats offered on the route in question, provided there is a net increase in the seats offered by that airline on all their routes from the airport (and Chapter 3 aircraft are used). The airline would then qualify for a 75 per cent rebate in the first year and a 30 per cent rebate in the second.

They also provide various commercial outlets such as shops, premium lounges and banks. , 2002), and partly on the author’s own analysis and views. Airport Competition 12 The above airport services are provided in the context of the door-to-door transport network, whether for passengers or freight. Air services will always be ‘consumed’ in conjunction with one or more sectors provided by other transport modes: • • • • air to car/taxi/truck and vice versa; air to bus/rail and vice versa; air to air and vice versa; surface to surface also possible.

For the purpose of our analysis, we have selected a period from 1995 to 2005. This period was partially determined by lack of data, but it covers a long phase of boom and recession, which should contribute to entries and exits. In the following section we outline the major changes in governance structure of European airports. This gives us not only the background but also an overview of certain factors such as licensing, price regulation and partial privatization, which might influence entry and exit.

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