We investigate how the intensity of competition among airports affects their technical efficiency by computing airports’ markets on the basis of a potential demand approach. We find that the intensity of competition has a negative impact on airports’ efficiency in Italy from 2005 to 2008. This implies that airports belonging to a local air transportation system where competition is strong exploit their inputs less intensively than do airports with local monopoly power. Further, we find that public airports are more efficient than private and mixed ones. Hence, policy makers should provide incentives to implement airports’ specialization in local systems where competition is strong and monitor the inputs’ utilization rate even when private investors are involved.

(2012). The impact of airport competition on technical efficiency: A stochastic frontier analysis applied to Italian airport [journal article - articolo]. In JOURNAL OF AIR TRANSPORT MANAGEMENT. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10446/28522

The impact of airport competition on technical efficiency: A stochastic frontier analysis applied to Italian airport

SCOTTI, Davide;MALIGHETTI, Paolo;MARTINI, Gianmaria;VOLTA, Nicola
2012-01-01

Abstract

We investigate how the intensity of competition among airports affects their technical efficiency by computing airports’ markets on the basis of a potential demand approach. We find that the intensity of competition has a negative impact on airports’ efficiency in Italy from 2005 to 2008. This implies that airports belonging to a local air transportation system where competition is strong exploit their inputs less intensively than do airports with local monopoly power. Further, we find that public airports are more efficient than private and mixed ones. Hence, policy makers should provide incentives to implement airports’ specialization in local systems where competition is strong and monitor the inputs’ utilization rate even when private investors are involved.
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2012
Scotti, Davide; Malighetti, Paolo; Martini, Gianmaria; Volta, Nicola
(2012). The impact of airport competition on technical efficiency: A stochastic frontier analysis applied to Italian airport [journal article - articolo]. In JOURNAL OF AIR TRANSPORT MANAGEMENT. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10446/28522
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