Airport competition: The European experience

Peter Forsyth, David Gillen, Jürgen Müller, Hans-Martin Niemeier

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The break-up of BAA, the blocked takeover of Bratislava airport by the competing Vienna airport and the prohibited subsidy of Ryanair by Brussels South Charleroi Airport have brought the issue of airport competition to the top of the agenda for air transport policy in Europe. Competition in the European Airport Industry reviews the current state of the debate and asks whether airport competition is strong enough to effectively limit market power. It provides evidence on how travellers chose an airport, thereby altering its competitive position, and on how airports compete in different regions and markets. The book also discusses the main policy implications of mergers and subsidies.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherAshgate Publishing Limited
Number of pages442
ISBN (Electronic)9780754694847
ISBN (Print)9780754677468
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010

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