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U.S. air passenger service: a taxonomy of route networks, hub locations, and competition

In this paper, we analyze the service provided by the 13 largest U.S. passenger airlines to the 100 most populous U.S. metropolitan areas in 1989. We classify the route systems by their nature and geographical extent using a variety of measures based on route-level data. We then identify individual airline hub locations and derive and calculate several measures of the extent of competition both on individual routes and at the airports in our sample. The results show the wide diversity of route networks that existed in the airline industry in 1989--a phenomenon that may help to explain the ...
Working Papers (Old Series) , Paper 9216

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The determinants of airport hub locations, service, and competition

Although the airline industry has been studied extensively since passage of the Airline Deregulation Act of 1978, relatively little effort has gone into examining how hub location affects the level of service and degree of competition found at airports in the system. To help close this gap, we investigate the geographic distribution of airline hub operations, the level of service, and the extent of competition at 112 major U.S. airports, extending previous work by Bauer (1987) and Butler and Huston (1989). Our key innovation is that we derive our measures of service and competition from ...
Working Papers (Old Series) , Paper 9218

Journal Article
Air South: small airline, big ambition

A young upstart in the airline business is expanding the South's flight options and might bring economic development to Columbia, S.C., as well.
Cross Sections , Volume 11 , Issue Win , Pages 10-14

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TFP growth, change in efficiency, and technological progress in the U. S. airline industry: 1970 to 1981

An overview of the airline industry's early adaptations to deregulation using a best-practice cost function approach; measures cost efficiency and changes in total factor productivity growth for airlines in the 1970s and early 1980s and discusses how these findings relate to individual airline performance.
Working Papers (Old Series) , Paper 8804

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3 for the economists

FRBSF Economic Letter

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International travel: double trouble

International Economic Trends , Issue May

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The effects of competition on price dispersion in the airline industry: a panel analysis

This paper analyzes the effects of market structure on price dispersion in the airline industry, using panel data from 1993 through 2006. The results found in this paper contrast with those of Borenstein and Rose (1994), who found that price dispersion increases with competition. We find that competition has a negative effect on price dispersion, in line with the textbook treatment of price discrimination. Specifically, the effects of competition on price dispersion are most significant on routes that we identify as having consumers characterized by relatively heterogeneous elasticities of ...
Working Papers , Paper 07-7

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Airline deregulation: is it time to finish the job?

A critical look at the report of the National Commission to Ensure a Strong Competitive Airline Industry, including an examination of the current state of the industry and prospects for the future.
Economic Commentary , Issue Sep

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Playing the pieces of New England's airport system

Regional Review , Issue Jan , Pages 6-11

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Regional airports: fear of not flying

Fedgazette , Volume 13 , Issue Jan , Pages 12-14, 17

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