The determinants of full-service carriers airfares in European hub-to-hub markets

  • Shengrun Zhang Gent University
  • Ben Derudder Gent University
  • Frank Witlox Gent University

Abstract

This paper explores the factors influencing the pricing behaviour of full-service carriers in European hub-to-hub markets. Drawing on a 2009 dataset containing route and airfare information, we establish an econometric model to estimate the impact of route structure, alliances, and market concentration on the pricing of European full-service carriers in these markets. The results suggest that alliances on routes connecting two primary hubs, airport concentration, market share inequality and competition from low-cost carriers influence average airfares of full-service carriers in the European hub-to-hub markets.

How to Cite
ZHANG, Shengrun; DERUDDER, Ben; WITLOX, Frank. The determinants of full-service carriers airfares in European hub-to-hub markets. European Journal of Transport and Infrastructure Research, [S.l.], v. 14, n. 4, sep. 2014. ISSN 1567-7141. Available at: <https://journals.library.tudelft.nl/index.php/ejtir/article/view/3047>. Date accessed: 21 may 2019. doi: https://doi.org/10.18757/ejtir.2014.14.4.3047.
Published
2014-09-01