European Union-Latin America/Caribbean Air Transport Connectivity and Competitiveness In Different Air Policy Contexts

Warnock-Smith, David and Christidis, Panayotis (2021) European Union-Latin America/Caribbean Air Transport Connectivity and Competitiveness In Different Air Policy Contexts. Journal of Transport Geography. ISSN 0966 - 6923

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Abstract

This paper discusses the factors that affect network connectivity and competitiveness in the European Union and Latin America/Caribbean air transport market. The methodology is based on detailed real origin and destination data that allow the calculation of levels of market concentration and segmentation, airport connectivity and network efficiency. The bilateral markets analyzed compare unfavourably with other inter-continental markets, even though the economic growth of the countries involved would suggest otherwise. The market is dominated by a small number of airports and airlines, and connectivity in several Latin American and Caribbean states is over-dependent on tourism. Geographic factors can partially explain the situation identified, while the impact of policy, especially as regards the fragmented moves towards liberalization, is also discussed.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Latin America, Caribbean, European Union, air transport, airport competition, network efficiency, connectivity
Depositing User: RED Unit Admin
Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2021 09:26
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2021 09:10
URI: https://bucks.repository.guildhe.ac.uk/id/eprint/18183

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