This study evaluates the attractiveness of self-hubbing in terms of the (a) symmetry of itineraries and the consequences for passengers in the case of missed flights. We compute the most attractive European origin-destination (O-D) pairs through self-connection and evaluate their robustness by estimating the expected delays relative to connecting times and the travel options available when a connection is missed. Results show that the potential of self-connecting markets is reduced when accounting for asymmetrical travel options and the consequences for travelers in the case of missed flights. In terms of frequencies, self-connecting passengers are, on average, found to have fewer alternatives to complete a given O-D pair than in the case of alliance-based connections (− 33%). Our findings moderate the confidence of past evidence on self-hubbing in light of the concrete reliability of self-connections for passengers. The itinerary choice made by passengers inevitably depends on the evaluation of travel quality attributes related to the (a) symmetry of the itineraries and the costs incurred through missed connections.

(2019). Manage with care: the frailty of self-connections in the European airport network [journal article - articolo]. In EUROPEAN TRANSPORT RESEARCH REVIEW. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10446/150684

Manage with care: the frailty of self-connections in the European airport network

Cattaneo, Mattia;Malighetti, Paolo;Paleari, Stefano;Redondi, Renato
2019

Abstract

This study evaluates the attractiveness of self-hubbing in terms of the (a) symmetry of itineraries and the consequences for passengers in the case of missed flights. We compute the most attractive European origin-destination (O-D) pairs through self-connection and evaluate their robustness by estimating the expected delays relative to connecting times and the travel options available when a connection is missed. Results show that the potential of self-connecting markets is reduced when accounting for asymmetrical travel options and the consequences for travelers in the case of missed flights. In terms of frequencies, self-connecting passengers are, on average, found to have fewer alternatives to complete a given O-D pair than in the case of alliance-based connections (− 33%). Our findings moderate the confidence of past evidence on self-hubbing in light of the concrete reliability of self-connections for passengers. The itinerary choice made by passengers inevitably depends on the evaluation of travel quality attributes related to the (a) symmetry of the itineraries and the costs incurred through missed connections.
articolo
Cattaneo, Mattia; Malighetti, Paolo; Paleari, Stefano; Redondi, Renato
(2019). Manage with care: the frailty of self-connections in the European airport network [journal article - articolo]. In EUROPEAN TRANSPORT RESEARCH REVIEW. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10446/150684
File allegato/i alla scheda:
File Dimensione del file Formato  
s12544-019-0387-z.pdf

accesso aperto

Versione: publisher's version - versione editoriale
Licenza: Creative commons
Dimensione del file 636.27 kB
Formato Adobe PDF
636.27 kB Adobe PDF Visualizza/Apri
Pubblicazioni consigliate

Caricamento pubblicazioni consigliate

Aisberg ©2008 Servizi bibliotecari, Università degli studi di Bergamo | Terms of use/Condizioni di utilizzo

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: http://hdl.handle.net/10446/150684
Citazioni
  • Scopus 4
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? 3
social impact