Methods and models for planning the development of regional airport systems
Kenneth Button, Umberto Crisalli, Antonio Danesi, Stefano de Luca, Nigel Dennis, Nicola Gualandi, Luca Mantecchini, Maria Nadia Postorino
pp. 112, 1a edizione 2008 (Codice editore 1797.31)
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In this framework a key issue for the air transport industry is to develop methods and models that can simulate future configurations of air transport system, so that external and internal impacts of innovations, modifications and decisions can be analysed. This book, which contains contributions by an international group of academic researchers involved in the air transport field, represents a decision support tool for all the stakeholders of regional airport systems.
Presentazione del volume
The European air transport system is undergoing significant modifications due to the liberalisation process, the growth of demand for air services and the technological innovations. In particular, regional airports have become one of the fastest growing sectors of the European aviation industry in recent years. Low-cost carriers regard regional airports as cheap and not congested airports, with unsatisfied air transport demand volumes. Low-cost carriers have the potential to stimulate demand and their low cost fares can also attract passengers from a much wider catchment area. Also the major airlines show a renewed interest for regional airports, because they consider regional airports as spokes that can feed traffic to intercontinental services at their hubs.
Regional airlines in turn are likely to play an increasing role in providing fast and efficient communications around Europe: the flexibility offered by new regional jet aircraft enables provision of services to be more closely matched to demand and new markets can be exploited that are beyond the reach of major carriers. First of all, in this book the role of air transport as a facilitator for regional economic development and the development of new routes from European regional airports are examined. Furthermore, the book analyses methods and models that can simulate future configurations of the air transport system, so that external and internal impacts of innovations, modifications and decisions can be evaluated.
This book, which contains contributions by an international group of academic researchers involved in the air transport field, represents a decision support tool for all the stakeholders of regional airport systems.
Marino Lupi is full professor in Transport at the Faculty of Engineering of University of Bologna, Italy.
Kenneth Button, Air transport, airports and regional economic development
(Introduction; Regional economic growth; The local impacts of an aiport; The deregulated airlines and airports; Conclusions; References)
Nigel Dennis, Development of new air services from regional airports
(Introduction; Development of new routes; Low-cost services; Competition for passengers between alternative routes; New services from major hubs; Regional hubs; Domestic services; Other roles for regional aircraft; Non-commercial services; Scope for leisure services and long-haul routes from regional airports; Conclusions; References)
Maria Nadia Postorino, Passenger air demand at regional airports: key factors for a suitable development
(Introduction; Demand at regional airports: context; Main approaches to model air demand; A test case: Reggio Calabria regional airport; References)
Stefano de Luca, Analysis of competition between airports: travellers airport choice models
(Introduction and motivations; Data; Models; Conclusions; References)
Umberto Crisalli, The schedule-based modelling approach for the estimation of passengers on air transport networks
(Introduction; The demand and its time segmentation; The flight-based supply model; The assignment of the demand to the network; An application example: the Italian air transport network; Conclusions; References)
Antonio Danesi, Marino Lupi, An application of Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) to evaluate technical and scale efficiency of Italian airports
(Introduction; Data Envelopment Analysis; Application of DEA to evalue the efficiency of Italian airports; Conclusions; References)
Nicola Gualandi, Luca Mantecchini, Aircraft noise performance evaluation and management
(Introduction; Air transport noise stakeholders; The airport acoustical Capacity; Aircraft noise performance evaluation; Airport noise management; References).
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