Airline competition at European airports

K. Frenken, S. Terwisga, van, T. Verburg, G. Burghouwt

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Hub-and-spoke networks of airlines create entry barriers at large hub airports. As a result, deregulation does not necessary lead to more competition. In this paper, airline competition at European airports in the 1990s is analysed. Results show important differences between airports, which are related to size and geography. At most airports, competition increased with the successful entrance of new competitors. Yet, competition decreased at hub airports and at airports in the northern periphery in Europe.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)233-242
JournalTijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie = Journal of Economic and Social Geography
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2004


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