Determinants of air travel demand: The role of low-cost carriers, ethnic links and aviation-dependent employment

Determinants of air travel demand: The role of low-cost carriers, ethnic links and aviation-dependent employment

This paper presents a comprehensive gravity model in which the most important determinants for air travel demand have been identified using a two-stage least squares technique. Besides including the standard demand factors like GDP, population and tourism, the effects of...
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Economic costs of air cargo flight delays related to late package deliveries In

Economic costs of air cargo flight delays related to late package deliveries In

In this paper, we have estimated the costs of flight delay for door-to-door air cargo carriers that arises specifically from late delivery of packages. First, we estimate the economic cost of flight delays related to late package deliveries operated by...
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Key determinants of airline pricing and air travel demand in China and India: Policy, ownership, and LCC competition

Key determinants of airline pricing and air travel demand in China and India: Policy, ownership, and LCC competition

As two of the fastest-growing economies, China and India share many similarities. However, the air transport sector of the two countries exhibits substantial differences 30 years after deregulation. Private and low-cost airlines have become dominant players in...
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European experts suggest measures to ease ATC crisis

European experts suggest measures to ease ATC crisis

A panel of experts has proposed a set of measures it believes would help improve the efficiency of Europe’s air traffic control (ATC) system. The short-term measures, which would be implemented over the next two years, include: Continuing with airspace...
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Lufthansa slips to loss in first quarter of 2019

Lufthansa slips to loss in first quarter of 2019

German flag-carrier has reported a loss of €336 million for the first three months of the year. Lufthansa said a €202 million rise in fuel costs had contributed to the loss. Lufthansa said it expects revenues in constant currency terms...
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Delta Wants to Use Drones on the Airfield for MRO

Delta Wants to Use Drones on the Airfield for MRO

Delta Air Lines through its Delta TechOps is working on being able to use unmanned aerial vehicles on the airfield–outside of a hangar–to conduct inspection work on its air transport aircraft at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and ...
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AIRBUS LIFTS PROPOSED BELUGAXL FLEET TO SIX AIRCRAFT

AIRBUS LIFTS PROPOSED BELUGAXL FLEET TO SIX AIRCRAFT

Airbus has confirmed plans to build a sixth BelugaXL, an increase of one aircraft from the five over-size transport aircraft in its original plans. Airbus announced in November 2014 plans to build five new “Beluga” transports to cater for the planned pro...
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STRATOLAUNCH SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETES MAIDEN FLIGHT

STRATOLAUNCH SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETES MAIDEN FLIGHT

 Stratolaunch, the world’s largest aircraft and brainchild of Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, has completed its first flight. The test pilots performed a variety of flight control manoeuvres to calibrate speed and test flight control systems. “The system...
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Public trial announced for airport

Public trial announced for airport

DUBLIN Airport is taking part in a trial that uses biometrics to help passengers seamlessly travel between two airports. The trial, which is being undertaken by Dublin Airport, Bristol Airport and an airline partner, is thought to be the first...
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Delta Air Lines Plans to Reduce Seat Recline in Bet to Make Flyers Happy

Delta Air Lines Plans to Reduce Seat Recline in Bet to Make Flyers Happy

Delta Air Lines is doing something unusual to try to boost customer satisfaction: It is reducing seat recline by roughly half on 62 airplanes that often fly business routes shorter than two hours. Delta executives argue this allows it to...
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