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Small regional air transport in Germany and Europe: Scope for revitalization after years of decline?

Maertens, Sven (2017) Small regional air transport in Germany and Europe: Scope for revitalization after years of decline? In: Proceedings of the International Forum on Shipping, Ports and Airports (IFSPA) 2017. The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. The 9th International Forum on Shipping, Ports and Airports (IFSPA) 2017, 22.-25. Mai 2017, Hongkong.

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Abstract

Unlike e.g. low cost air travel, regional aviation is only scarcely featured in the transportation research literature. This paper reflects and discusses the development, connectivity impact, and potential outlook of intra-European regional air services from Germany. First, we employ air transport supply data to illustrate the general decline of this market segment in the past 15 years and resulting connectivity losses for selected airports and regions. Second, we discuss potential drivers behind the observed trend, as well as possible starting points for a revitalization of regional air links, which could – at the same time – also help improving regional connectivity and the utilization (and financials) of small airports. We close the paper with a simple but straightforward exercise to quantify the demand potential for new, nonstop regional air services from Germany based on empirical indirect passenger flow data. From today’s perspective, we identify a potential for 313 new routes with a potential for 2.2 million passengers.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/112520/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Small regional air transport in Germany and Europe: Scope for revitalization after years of decline?
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Maertens, Svensven.maertens (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-4618-0946
Date:24 May 2017
Journal or Publication Title:Proceedings of the International Forum on Shipping, Ports and Airports (IFSPA) 2017
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Editors:
EditorsEmail
UNSPECIFIEDThe Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Publisher:The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Series Name:Proceedings of the International Forum on Shipping, Ports and Airports (IFSPA)
Status:Published
Keywords:small regional air transport, regional airports, regional air traffic, air transport demand
Event Title:The 9th International Forum on Shipping, Ports and Airports (IFSPA) 2017
Event Location:Hongkong
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:22.-25. Mai 2017
Organizer:The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Transport
HGF - Program Themes:Transport System
DLR - Research area:Transport
DLR - Program:V VS - Verkehrssystem
DLR - Research theme (Project):V - Verkehrsentwicklung und Umwelt II (old)
Location: Köln-Porz
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Air Transport and Airport Research > Air Transport Research
Deposited By: Maertens, Dr. Sven
Deposited On:29 May 2017 11:04
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 20:09

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