An Analysis of the Effects of European Aviation Deregulation on an Airline’s Network Structure and Choice of a Primary West-European Hub Airport

An Analysis of the Effects of European Aviation Deregulation on an Airline’s Network Structure and Choice of a Primary West-European Hub Airport

This paper focuses on the potential of specific airports to attract new services and carriers. A network simulation model is developed for an airline operating in a deregulated market, whose economic objectives are profit maximisation and market dominance. The model simulates the potential profits that this hypothetical airline can expect if it adopts a hub-and-spoke network with a specific airport as its hub.

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