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Traffic impacts of EU horizontal air service agreements

Maertens, Sven and Grimme, Wolfgang (2018) Traffic impacts of EU horizontal air service agreements. 21st Meeting of the Euro Working Group on Transportation, 17.-19. September 2018, Braunschweig, Germany.

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Abstract

The EU has signed a number of “horizontal air service agreements” to bring existing bilateral air service agreements (ASAs) into legal conformity with the European Court of Justice 2002 ruling on “nationality clauses”. These new agreements allow EU carriers to operate so-called 7th freedom routes from all Member States to third countries, and not only from their home countries (Community carrier designation). Based on schedules data analyses, we however do not see many positive effects on service levels. This is mainly because bilateral frequency restrictions remain in effect, or as long haul services remain to be concentrated at the carriers’ home hubs. A frequent use of 7th freedom rights is mainly observed for low cost carriers on short-haul, "open sky" markets, like between the EU and the Member States of the European Common Aviation Area (ECAA) or Morocco.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/124859/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Traffic impacts of EU horizontal air service agreements
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Maertens, Svensven.maertens (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-4618-0946
Grimme, Wolfgangwolfgang.grimme (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-8498-6281
Date:18 September 2018
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:EU horizontal air services agreement; nationality clause; air transport
Event Title:21st Meeting of the Euro Working Group on Transportation
Event Location:Braunschweig, Germany
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:17.-19. September 2018
Organizer:Euro Working Group on Transportation
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 - Ökonver
Location: Köln-Porz
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Air Transport and Airport Research > Air Transport Research
Deposited By: Maertens, Dr. Sven
Deposited On:12 Dec 2018 09:21
Last Modified:21 Aug 2019 09:21

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