Topic: 4.2 Charter Aviation

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Peak-Load Pricing in Aviation: The Case of Charter Air Fares

This paper examines how decisions on pricing and the allocation of capital inputs are determined in the market for charter air travel between the UK and Europe. Charter air fares exhibit a well defined peak-load structure and one which had responded flexibly to the constraints which have recently arisen in airport and airspace capacity. This suggests that the price mechanism is an effective instrument for resolving the allocation of peak capacity in aviation markets.

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Air transport – A Case Study in International Regulation

Free competition between airlines is impossible for political reasons. Dr Doganis suggests that non-scheduled traffic – freed from artificial conditions – should be included in bilateral agreements, with a limit to total capacity but no control of tariffs; and that IATA Tariff Conferences should be required to publish the economic justification for fares.

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How Safe are Air Charters?

Statistics of accidents to British aircraft over ten years show that charter flights are less safe than scheduled flights. The author examines reasons for this and makes some suggestions.

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