Title

Improvements in Intra-European Inter-City Flight Connectivity: 1996-2004

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

7-2006

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Air connectivity, Airline, Flight links, Inter-city travel

Discipline

Business Administration, Management, and Operations | Strategic Management Policy | Transportation

Research Areas

Strategy and Organisation

Publication

Journal of Transport Geography

Volume

14

Issue

4

First Page

273

Last Page

286

ISSN

0966-6923

Identifier

10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2005.08.006

Publisher

Elsevier

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2005.08.006