Séminaire DEVI – Xavier Fageda (Université de Barcelone)

Date - Heure / Date - Hour
Date(s) - 16/05/2019
15h00 - 16h00

Emplacement / Location
G11 bâtiment Guillaumet


GLOBALIZATION, LONG-HAUL FLIGHTS AND INTER-CITY CONNECTIONS

We estimate a model that identifies the impact of long-haul non-stop flights on traffic flows in inter-city markets, using data that account for the true origin and destination of passengers. In particular, we analyze whether long-haul non-stop flights may have a positive and significant effect on traffic flows in a context where indirect connectivity is high. Furthermore, we examine whether the impact of non-stop flights on traffic is associated to the income levels of the destination. We find that even modest increases of non-stop flights lead to significant traffic gains but such traffic gains are only clearly relevant when the destination city is located in a high-income country.