Chapter 8

The Option of Self-Connection

Augusto Voltes-Dorta*; Juan Carlos Martín    * University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom University of Las Palmas De Gran Canaria, Las Palmas, Spain

Abstract

Self-connectivity is a practice when passengers travel with a combination of tickets where the airline(s) involved do not handle the transfer themselves. Leisure travellers are expected to be one of the segments of demand most likely to build their own travel itineraries with self-connections in order to save in air fares. Thus the few European airports that recently started to facilitate this type of travel are heavily focusing the marketing efforts towards holiday routes. This chapter investigates the implications of this new business ...

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