Title

Operational efficiencies across Asia Pacific airports

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

7-2009

Abstract

This paper analyses various dimensions of operational efficiencies in major Asia Pacific airports through Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) models that simultaneously account for external macroeconomics and price factors. Results from this study show that technical, scale and mix efficiencies are high among the major Asia Pacific airports. In addition, significant disparities in cost efficiencies were detected amongst these airports. These disparities can be attributed to the presence of country-specific effect and differences in allocative efficiencies. A virtual airport is then introduced as a superior performer to rank the efficiency performances of airports.

Keywords

Airport efficiency performance, Data envelopment analysis, Factor productivity and price, Outsourcing, Country-specific effect

Discipline

Asian Studies | Operations and Supply Chain Management | Transportation

Research Areas

Operations Management

Publication

Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review

Volume

45

Issue

4

First Page

654

Last Page

665

ISSN

1366-5545

Identifier

10.1016/j.tre.2008.11.003

Publisher

Elsevier

Additional URL

http://doi.org/10.1016/j.tre.2008.11.003