An assessment of the potential for self-connectivity at European airports in holiday markets

Pere Suau-Sanchez, Augusto Voltes-Dorta, Héctor Rodríguez-Déniz

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Abstract

In a context of intense airport and airline competition, a few European airports have recently started offering self-connection services to price-sensitive holiday passengers travelling with a combination of tickets where the airline/s involved do not handle the transfer themselves. This paper provides an exploratory analysis of the potential and implications of self-connectivity for European airports and airlines using a case study of air travel routes to holiday destinations in the Mediterranean. With the help of a forecasting model based on a zero-inflated Poisson regression, we identify the airports and airlines that have the highest potential to facilitate self-connections in the selected markets. The results also explore some implications of the widespread development of self-connection services in Europe.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)54-64
Number of pages11
JournalTourism Management
Volume62
Early online date6 Apr 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2017

Keywords

  • tourist airports
  • self-connectivity
  • holiday travel
  • poisson regression

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