Improvements in Intra-European Inter-City Flight Connectivity: 1996-2004
This paper examines the dramatic improvement in inter-city connectivity by focusing on scheduled passenger air service linking the United Kingdom and Ireland with continental Europe. Between 1996 and 2004, inter-city connectivity as defined by the operation of scheduled non-stop service improved dramatically in two key ways: the number of cities served (increased by 40% from 94 to 135) and the number of city-pairs served (increased by 91% from 224 to 428). A large portion of this increase is attributable to the new generation of low-fare carriers. This improvement in inter-city connectivity benefited a large number of small, provincial towns with no adverse impact on flights out of traditional gateway cities and capitals.
Air connectivity, Airline, Flight links, Inter-city travel
Business Administration, Management, and Operations | Strategic Management Policy | Transportation
Strategy and Organisation
Journal of Transport Geography
FAN, Terence Ping Ching.
Improvements in Intra-European Inter-City Flight Connectivity: 1996-2004. (2006). Journal of Transport Geography. 14, (4), 273-286. Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business.
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