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Evidence of Passenger Preferences for Specific types of Airports

Hess, S (2010) Evidence of Passenger Preferences for Specific types of Airports. Journal of Air Transport Management, 16 (4). 191 - 195 . ISSN 0969-6997

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Abstract

Studies of air travel choice behaviour increasingly make use of data collected through stated choice surveys. Here, we put forward the hypothesis that when making their choices in such surveys, respondents may complement the information presented to them by additional attributes. Specifically, we look at characteristics linked to airport size and breadth of service, as well as the proximity to a respondent's home. Our findings in a discrete choice analysis suggest that, all else being equal, respondents prefer larger to smaller airports while having a preference for the airport closest to their home. This could suggest that even though respondents associate a higher likelihood of delay and other inconveniences with larger airports, there is a perception that if things go wrong (e.g. flight cancellations), the backup options at larger airports (e.g. replacement aircraft) are superior to those at small or regional ones.

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: © 2010, Elsevier. This is an author produced version of a paper published in Journal of Air Transport Management. Uploaded in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy.
Institution: The University of Leeds
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Environment (Leeds) > Institute for Transport Studies (Leeds)
Depositing User: Symplectic Publications
Date Deposited: 17 May 2012 13:39
Last Modified: 19 Jun 2014 08:24
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jairtraman.2009.11.006
Status: Published
Publisher: Elsevier
Identification Number: 10.1016/j.jairtraman.2009.11.006,
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/43615

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