Airline economics and finance

Zhang, Anming and Zhang, Yahua ORCID: (2018) Airline economics and finance. In: The Routledge companion to air transport management. Routledge Companions. Taylor & Francis (Routledge), Milton Park, United Kingdom, pp. 171-188. ISBN 978-1-138-64137-2


This chapter has surveyed the topics in the field of airline economics, including areas such as airline costs and production, airline demand and revenue management, airline financial issues, and airline profitability. The debates in these areas are explored from an economic perspective to help readers understand contemporary economic issues and challenges facing the airline industry, and to provide the airline management with an economic way of thinking in dealing with these issues. This chapter also aims to serve a purpose for air transport researchers to consider some under-researched areas where definitive answers to some interesting issues are still lacking. These include, among others, effective ways of reducing fuel cost risks such as fuel hedging and the adoption of new technologies, development of non-price competition strategies that can be used by airlines to differentiate their products, establishing new marketing strategies, and redesigning airline networks when surface transportation modes (e.g., high-speed rail) become a threat.

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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Commerce (1 Jul 2013 - 17 Jan 2021)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Commerce (1 Jul 2013 - 17 Jan 2021)
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2018 05:13
Last Modified: 02 Oct 2018 04:16
Uncontrolled Keywords: airline cost; airline demand; airline competition; airline finance
Fields of Research (2008): 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1507 Transportation and Freight Services > 150701 Air Transportation and Freight Services
14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140217 Transport Economics
Fields of Research (2020): 35 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 3509 Transportation, logistics and supply chains > 350901 Air transportation and freight services
38 ECONOMICS > 3801 Applied economics > 380117 Transport economics
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): B Economic Development > 88 Transport > 8803 Aerospace Transport > 880302 Air Passenger Transport

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