Topic: 12.4 Aviation

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The track Costs Issue

The author criticises attempts in official publications to allocate road track costs to groups of vehicles. He suggests some areas of choice which road charges might influence.

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The World’s Airlines. A Cost and Productivity Comparison

Measures of the total factor productivity and unit costs of 14 US and 27 non-US airlines in 1983 indicate that the US has a 12 per cent productivity advantage, partially offset by higher labour prices resulting in equivalent unit costs for the US and non-US carriers. Higher productivity levels are the result of higher traffic density. Deregulation is unlikely to close the productivity gap unless non-US carriers increase their traffic density.

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