Project

Network Evolution. Market Competition and Yield Improvement in the Airline Hub Market: Case Studies in the US Airlines

Duration
01 March 2012 → 31 August 2013
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Economic geography
    • Human geography
    • Recreation, leisure and tourism geography
    • Urban and regional geography
    • Other social and economic geography
Keywords
yield airline hub market air transportation weighted complex network competition game theory
 
Project description

This research explores the nature and evolution of airline networks using the theory of weighted complex network. The formation of current airline networks is largely due to the market concentration. This topic then examines the market structure and competition in the airline industry. Finally, relationships among network structure, market competition and the yield which represents the profitability of an airline are statistically analyzed.