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Airline mergers and their effect on network structure

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Date Issued:
1994
Summary:
The Airline Deregulation Act of 1978 introduced high-level competition into the US domestic industry. The resulting network changes have created a deluge of research, largely focused on the hub-and-spoke structure. Over 15 years have passed since deregulation, and the industry still appears somewhat unsettled. Recent concerns of domestic carriers include downsizing of some hubs, and discussions of further consolidation of operations. Mergers may be the answer for airlines with shrinking markets within the US transportation system. This study examines the effect on network structure created by the merger of two carriers from the perspective of hub structures, accessibility and geographic coverage.
Title: Airline mergers and their effect on network structure.
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Name(s): Shaw, Shih-Lung, creator
Ivy, Russell L., creator
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Article
Issuance: single unit
Date Issued: 1994
Physical Description: text/pdf[14p.]
Language(s): English
Summary: The Airline Deregulation Act of 1978 introduced high-level competition into the US domestic industry. The resulting network changes have created a deluge of research, largely focused on the hub-and-spoke structure. Over 15 years have passed since deregulation, and the industry still appears somewhat unsettled. Recent concerns of domestic carriers include downsizing of some hubs, and discussions of further consolidation of operations. Mergers may be the answer for airlines with shrinking markets within the US transportation system. This study examines the effect on network structure created by the merger of two carriers from the perspective of hub structures, accessibility and geographic coverage.
Identifier: 3327218 (digitool), FADT3327218 (IID), fau:2047 (fedora)
FAU Department/College: Department of Geosciences Charles E. Schmidt College of Science
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fcla/dt/3327218
Owner Institution: FAU