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Traffic impacts of EU horizontal air service agreements

Maertens, Sven and Grimme, Wolfgang (2019) Traffic impacts of EU horizontal air service agreements. Transportation Research Procedia, 37, pp. 290-297. Elsevier. ISSN 2352-1457.

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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/126220/
Document Type:Article
Title:Traffic impacts of EU horizontal air service agreements
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's 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:January 2019
Journal or Publication Title:Transportation Research Procedia
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:pp. 290-297
Keywords:EU horizontal air services agreement; nationality clause; air transport
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 (old)
Location: Köln-Porz
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Air Transport and Airport Research > Air Transport Research
Deposited By: Maertens, Dr. Sven
Deposited On:25 Jan 2019 09:12
Last Modified:25 Jan 2020 03:00

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