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Network Evolution. Market Competition and Yield Improvement in the Airline Hub Market: Case Studies in the US Airlines (01SC2512)

This research explores the nature and evolution of airline networks using the theory of weighted complex network. The formation of current airline networks is largely due to the market concentration. This topic then examines the market structure and competition in the airline industry. Finally, relationships among network structure, market competition and the yield which represents the profitability of an airline are statistically analyzed.

Date:1 Mar 2012  →  31 Aug 2013
Keywords:yield, airline hub market, air transportation, weighted complex network, competition game theory
Disciplines:Recreation, leisure and tourism geography, Human geography, Urban and regional geography, Economic geography, Other social and economic geography