Eggenberg, N., Marla, L., and Barnhart, C.

A Study on the Impact of Competition on Airport Congestion

Speaker: Eggenberg Niklaus


October 12, 2009

Air transportation in the US is increasingly faced with the problem of airport congestion: airlines tend to over-schedule to attract market share and revenue. Unfortunately, the airlines share a limited resource - airport capacity. The underlying question we answer is whether competition can force the airlines to voluntarily adapt their schedules, due to high delay costs, thus reducing congestion, or if competition regulatory measures by a central authority are required.

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