Airport alliances and mergers - Structural change in the airport industry?

Peter Forsyth, Hans-Martin Niemeier, Hartmut Wolf

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Recent years have seen a global trend towards the emergence of multi-airport companies operating at a global scale. This paper employs industrial and transaction costs economics to identify the main drivers that shape the patterns of international cross-ownership structures that have emerged in the airport industry. In addition, implications for competition and competition policy are drawn.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)49-56
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Air Transport Management
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2011


  • Airport competition
  • Airport economics
  • Mergers and alliances

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