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The Routledge Companion to Air Transport Management

Book Description

The Routledge Companion to Air Transport Management provides a comprehensive, up-to-date review of air transport management research and literature. This exciting new handbook provides a unique repository of current knowledge and critical debate with an international focus, considering both developed and emerging markets, and covering key sectors of the air transport industry.

The companion consists of 25 chapters that are written by 39 leading researchers, scholars and industry experts based at universities, research institutes, and air transport companies and organisations in 12 different countries in Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe and North America to provide a definitive, trustworthy resource. The international team of contributors have proven experience of research and publication in their specialist areas, and contribute to this companion by drawing upon research published mainly in academic, industry and government sources.

This seminal companion is a vital resource for researchers, scholars and students of air transport management. It is organised into three parts: current state of the air transport sectors (Part I); application of management disciplines to airlines and airports (Part II); and key selected themes (Part III).

Table of Contents

  1. List of Figures
  2. List of Tables
  3. Notes on Contributors
  4. Acknowledgements
  5. List of Abbreviations and Acronyms
  6. Introduction to the Routledge Companion to air Transport Management
    1. From Early Pioneers to a Major Industry
    2. Key Sources of Literature
    3. Aim and Structure of This Companion
    4. References
  7. Part I Current State of the Air Transport Sectors
    1. 1 The Global Airline Industry
      1. Introduction
      2. Growth, Dispersion and Segmentation of Passenger Traffic
      3. The Profitability of the Global Airline Industry
      4. The Challenges Facing Us Airlines in Generating Profitability
      5. The Challenges Facing European Airlines in Generating Profitability
      6. The Challenges Facing Asian-Based Airlines in Generating Profitability
      7. Conclusion
      8. Notes
      9. References
    2. 2 The Air Cargo Industry
      1. Introduction
      2. Development of the Air Cargo Industry
      3. Air Cargo Market Analysis
      4. Current State of the Air Cargo Industry
      5. Growth Potential for the Air Cargo Industry
      6. Categories of Air Cargo Goods
      7. Provision of Air Cargo Services
      8. Current Actors and Air Cargo Business Models
      9. Regulatory Obstacles to the Growth of Air Cargo
      10. Conclusion
      11. References
    3. 3 The Airport Industry
      1. Introduction
      2. The World’s Commercial Airports
      3. From Airfields to Airports: The Growth of the Global Airport Industry
      4. From Public to Private: A Uk Example of the Changing Pattern of Airport Ownership
      5. Airport Privatisation
      6. Airport Profitability
      7. Conclusion
      8. References
    4. 4 Air Traffic Management and Air Navigation Service Providers
      1. Introduction
      2. Atm Frameworks
      3. New Atm Technologies and Concepts
      4. Network Issues
      5. Conclusion
      6. Notes
      7. References
    5. 5 The Commercial Aerospace Industry
      1. Introduction
      2. A Century of Innovation in the Commercial Aerospace Industry
      3. The Commercial Aerospace Industry Today
      4. The Economic and Environmental Impact of the Commercial Aerospace Industry
      5. What Will the Future of Commercial Aerospace Look Like?
      6. Conclusion
      7. Note
      8. References
    6. 6 Impacts of Liberalisation in Global Mature Markets
      1. Introduction
      2. Airline Deregulation: Factors Affecting the Process
      3. Airline Market Structures After Deregulation
      4. Alliances and Jvs
      5. Alliances Versus Global Network Carriers
      6. Airline Consolidation: Coming Full Circle With Fewer Numbers and Less Competition?
      7. Conclusion
      8. Notes
      9. References
    7. 7 Liberalisation Developments in Key Selected Emerging Markets
      1. Introduction
      2. The Record So Far
      3. Case Examples
      4. Conclusion
      5. Note
      6. References
    8. 8 Evolving Airline and Airport Business Models
      1. Introduction
      2. Business Models Before the Opening Up of the Airline Market
      3. Business Models in the Aftermath of Liberalisation: The Phase of Specialisation
      4. Business Models in Maturing Liberal Markets: The Phase of Convergence
      5. Emerging Trends in Airline and Airport Business Models: Stepping Beyond the Core Product
      6. Conclusion
      7. References
  8. Part II Application of Management Disciplines to Airlines and Airports
    1. 9 Airline Business Strategy
      1. Introduction
      2. Generic Strategies
      3. Airline Differentiation Strategy and Niche Products: Charter and Leisure Carriers
      4. Growth Strategies
      5. Different Strategic Methods
      6. Conclusion
      7. References
    2. 10 Airport Business Strategy
      1. Introduction
      2. Competitive Landscape
      3. Generic Strategy Framework
      4. Growth Strategy Framework
      5. Conclusion
      6. References
    3. 11 Airline Economics and Finance
      1. Introduction
      2. Airline Costs and Production
      3. Airline Demand and Revenues
      4. Airline Finance
      5. Airline Profitability and Determinants
      6. Conclusion
      7. Notes
      8. References
    4. 12 Airport Economics and Finance
      1. Introduction
      2. Airport Pricing and the Airport–Airline Relationship
      3. Economic Regulation
      4. Aeronautical Revenues
      5. Non-Aeronautical Revenues
      6. Efficiency and Economic Performance
      7. Conclusion
      8. References
    5. 13 Airline Marketing
      1. Introduction
      2. Product
      3. Price
      4. Distribution
      5. Promotion and Communications
      6. Conclusion
      7. References
    6. 14 Airport Marketing
      1. Introduction
      2. Marketing of Airports to Businesses
      3. Marketing of Airports to Consumers
      4. Conclusion
      5. References
    7. 15 Airline Capacity Planning and Management
      1. Introduction
      2. Routes and Network Structure With Uncertain Demand
      3. Fleet Assignment Models and Profit Maximization
      4. Incorporating Robustness in Fam and Integrated Capacity Planning
      5. Airline Capacity and Disruption Management
      6. Reactive Disruption Management Recovery
      7. Conclusion
      8. References
    8. 16 Airport Capacity Planning and Management
      1. Introduction
      2. A Global Perspective of Airport Capacity Constraints
      3. Capacity and Capacity Planning of Airport Facilities
      4. Airport Slot Coordination
      5. Implications of Capacity Constraints and Enhancements
      6. Conclusion
      7. Note
      8. References
    9. 17 Airline Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility
      1. Introduction
      2. Defining Airline Sustainability and Csr
      3. Developments in Airline Cs and Csr: Environmental Dimension
      4. Developments in Airline Cs and Csr: Social Dimension
      5. Developments in Airline Cs and Csr: Economic Dimension
      6. Communication and Reporting of Cs and Csr
      7. Conclusion
      8. References
    10. 18 Airport Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility
      1. Introduction
      2. Sustainability and Airports
      3. Csr at Airports
      4. Drivers for Sustainability and Csr Approaches at Airports
      5. Airport Environmental Impacts
      6. Airport Sustainability and Csr Programmes
      7. Conclusion
      8. Note
      9. References
  9. Part III Key Selected Themes
    1. 19 Patterns and Drivers of Demand for Air Transport
      1. Introduction
      2. Growth and Patterns of Air Transport Demand
      3. Drivers of Air Transport Demand
      4. Demand Elasticities
      5. Demand Models and Forecasts
      6. Air Transport Demand in Emerging Markets
      7. Conclusion
      8. Note
      9. References
    2. 20 The Role of Technology in Airline Management and Operations
      1. Introduction
      2. Brief Overview of Technological Developments in the Airline Industry
      3. Role of Technology in Airline Management and Operations
      4. Challenges in the Ict Environment and Future Innovations
      5. Conclusion
      6. Notes
      7. References
    3. 21 Key Aspects in Aviation Security
      1. Introduction
      2. Aviation Security: Private or Public Good?
      3. The Cost–Benefit Analysis Approach to Evaluating Aviation Security
      4. Efficient and Risk-Based Airport Security
      5. The Human Factor
      6. Role of New Technology
      7. Layered Screening and Pre-Emption in Airport Security
      8. Non-Passenger Screening and Security
      9. Conclusion
      10. References
    4. 22 Airline Service Quality and the Consumer Experience
      1. Introduction
      2. Defining the Concept
      3. Prior Research
      4. Discussion
      5. Managerial Implications
      6. Conclusion
      7. References
    5. 23 Consumer Protection Regimes and Passenger Complaints
      1. Introduction
      2. The Consumerism Movement and Its Implications for Regulation and Management
      3. Regulating to Protect Passengers
      4. Understanding Passengers’ Complaints
      5. Responding to Dissatisfied Consumers
      6. Conclusion
      7. References
    6. 24 Low Cost Carrier Implications for Human Resource Management
      1. Introduction
      2. Lccs and Hrm
      3. Industry Crises and Hrm
      4. Contemporary Hrm Strategies
      5. Southwest Airlines and Hrm
      6. Conclusion
      7. Notes
      8. References
    7. 25 Air Transport and Climate Change
      1. Introduction
      2. Air Transport and the Environment
      3. Climate Change
      4. Conclusion
      5. References
  10. Index