Air Transport Networks provides an economic analysis of the way in which the air transport industry operates and the nature of the policies that have been adopted to regulate the sector.
The book covers domestic and international air transportation with an emphasis on airlines and includes discussions of related markets such as airports and air traffic control. The authors provide details of how the sector functions and the reasons why the airline industry performs as it does today and explore the ways in which governments have, over the years, attempted to manipulate air transport markets to meet political objectives.
This volume will be warmly received by those interested in the operations and the influences that public policy has on the air transport sector. Air Transport Networks will also appeal to policymakers and to those working in the air transportation sector.
Kenneth Button and Roger R. Stough, School of Policy, Government and International Affairs, George Mason University, US
Contents: Preface 1. Introduction 2. Airline Economics 3. Airline Networks 4. Regulation of International Airline Networks 5. Early Impacts of US, Canadian and EU Airline Deregulation 6. Filling Incomplete Networks: International Air Transport 7. Issues of Market Stability 8. Airports: Pricing and Access 9. European Airports Policy 10. The Economics of Being a Hub City 11. Air Freight Transport 12. Interaction with Other Networks 13. Safety and Environmental Issues References Index