© 1998

Winning Airlines

Productivity and Cost Competitiveness of the World’s Major Airlines


Part of the Transportation Research, Economics and Policy book series (TRES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Tae Hoon Oum, Chunyan Yu
    Pages 1-3
  3. Tae Hoon Oum, Chunyan Yu
    Pages 5-19
  4. Tae Hoon Oum, Chunyan Yu
    Pages 21-31
  5. Tae Hoon Oum, Chunyan Yu
    Pages 33-66
  6. Tae Hoon Oum, Chunyan Yu
    Pages 67-92
  7. Tae Hoon Oum, Chunyan Yu
    Pages 93-126
  8. Tae Hoon Oum, Chunyan Yu
    Pages 127-153
  9. Tae Hoon Oum, Chunyan Yu
    Pages 155-177
  10. Tae Hoon Oum, Chunyan Yu
    Pages 179-198
  11. Tae Hoon Oum, Chunyan Yu
    Pages 199-206
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 207-221

About this book


Major institutional, regulatory, and structural changes have occurred in international air transport during the past two decades. Many countries have deregulated their domestic airline industries and open skies continental blocs have formed in Europe and North America A movement is now underway to create a liberalized continental bloc in Australasia. International air transport has been substantially liberalized due to the diminishing role of lATA as an industry cartel, and via a series of liberalized bilateral agreements signed between many countries, including the u.s. and UK Increased liberalization and continentalization have induced major airlines to create global service networks through inter-carrier alliances. And all these changes are intensifYing competition between major carriers in both domestic and international markets. The increased competition and economic recession in the early 1990s led many airlines to massive fmancial losses, forcing them to undertake major restructuring to improve efficiency and reduce costs. Although it is important for an airline to map out proper strategies in the globalizing airline industry, the ultimate ability of a carrier to swvive and prosper in increasingly competitive markets greatly depends on its productivity and cost competitiveness.


productivity public policy transport

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of British ColumbiaCanada

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