DEVI Seminar – Xavier Fageda (University of Barcelona)

When

16/05/2019    
15h00 - 16h00

Where

ENAC, Building Guillaumet, Room G11
7 avenue Edouard Belin, Toulouse

Event Type

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.