The effects of concession revenue sharing contracts in airport competition
What is it about?
The paper explores the economics of airport concession revenue sharing contracts and their impact on social welfare and consumer surplus.
It analyzes different ownership structures of airports (public and private) and their effects on the sharing proportion, traffic levels, and airfares.
The paper also considers the presence of vertically heterogeneous passengers and the strategies of low-cost carriers (LCCs) and full-service carriers (FSCs) in attracting different types of passengers. The analysis includes mathematical models and propositions to compare the outcomes under different scenarios.
Why is it important?
The research paper on the economics of airport concession revenue sharing contracts is important for several reasons:
- Policy Implications: The paper examines the effects of concession revenue sharing contracts on airport competition and welfare levels. Understanding these effects is crucial for policymakers and airport authorities in making informed decisions regarding airport ownership structures and contract arrangements. The findings of the paper have relevant policy implications for improving the efficiency and competitiveness of airports.
- Air Transport Market Dynamics: The paper acknowledges the changing dynamics of the air transport market, including the growth in the number of airports and increased competition between airports for attracting passengers. By studying the strategies employed by airports and airlines in this competitive landscape, the paper provides insights into the evolving nature of the air transport industry.
- Passenger Decision-Making: The analysis considers the decision-making process of passengers in choosing between airport-airline pairs. By examining the factors that influence passenger choices, such as concession revenue sharing contracts, the paper contributes to understanding passenger behavior and preferences in the context of airport competition.
- Social Welfare and Consumer Surplus: The paper evaluates the impact of concession revenue sharing contracts on social welfare and consumer surplus. By assessing the distribution of benefits between airports and airlines, the paper sheds light on the overall welfare implications for passengers and society as a whole. This information is valuable for assessing the economic impact of airport operations and contract arrangements.
Overall, the research paper provides valuable insights into the economics of airport concession revenue sharing contracts and their implications for airport competition, welfare, and passenger decision-making. It contributes to the existing literature on airport economics and informs policymakers, airport authorities, and industry stakeholders in making informed decisions.
As the author of this research paper, I believe that our study on the economics of airport concession revenue sharing contracts is of significant importance in understanding the dynamics of airport competition and its implications for social welfare and consumer surplus. Through our analysis, we aimed to provide valuable insights into the effects of different ownership structures of airports and the role of concession revenue sharing contracts in shaping competition among airports.
From a personal perspective, I find it fascinating to explore the complex interactions between airports and airlines in a competitive market. The air transport industry is constantly evolving, with airports vying for passengers and seeking strategies to gain a competitive advantage. Our research delves into the decision-making process of passengers and the factors that influence their choices, such as concession revenue sharing contracts.
Moreover, I believe that our findings have important policy implications. By understanding the effects of concession revenue sharing contracts, policymakers and airport authorities can make informed decisions to enhance the efficiency and competitiveness of airports. This research contributes to the broader field of airport economics and provides a foundation for further studies on the topic.
I am proud of our research and the insights it offers into the economics of airport concession revenue sharing contracts. I hope that our findings will contribute to the ongoing discussions and debates surrounding airport competition and ultimately lead to improvements in the air transport industry for the benefit of passengers and society as a whole.Adrián Nerja
This page is a summary of: The effects of concession revenue sharing contracts in airport competition, Economics of Transportation, December 2021, DOI: 10.1016/j.ecotra.2021.100234
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