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Airports and Air Traffic

Regulation, Privatisation, and Competition

Wilhelm Pfähler, Hans-Martin Niemeier and Otto G. Mayer

The current worldwide trend towards airport privatisation, the increasing shortage of airport capacity as well as the first experiences with EC airline deregulation have led to a shift in the industry's attention to the regulatory framework for the operation, expansion and conduct of airports as well as to the future shape of the airline and airport industries. This book contributes expertise to this debate by exploring in depth the economic policy framework of airport regulation in Germany and the EC, taking into account the competitive dynamics of air traffic as well as the regulation and liberalisation of international air transport. Essentially, the book contains the proceedings of an international conference on «Airports and Air Traffic. Regulation, Privatisation, and Competition», held in Hamburg on February 25-26, 1998, and jointly organized by the University of Hamburg, the State Ministry of Economics of Hamburg, the FHG, and the HWWA.
Contents: Martin Kunz: Airport Regulation: The Policy Framework - Michael Niejahr: Regulation and Liberalisation of International Air Transport - Prospects for Reform from the Perspective of the European Commission - Benedikt Mandel: Measuring Competition - Approaches for (De-)Regulated Markets - Wolfgang Michalski: The Future of International Air-Transport Policy: Responding to Global Change - Rigas Doganis: The Future Shape of the Airline and Airport Industries - Hartmut Wolf: Tackling Congestion and Environmental Problems - David Starkie: The Framework of Regulation for UK Airport Privatisation: Lessons for Germany?