Patterns and drivers of demand for air transport

Xingwu Zheng and Anne Graham


There is extensive coverage in both the academic and industry literature discussing the growth and patterns of air travel demand, and a number of the chapters in this book raise issues related to this (e.g. see Chapters 1, 2 and 5). However, there is a need to have a separate chapter here to consider the important features of air transport demand in depth as a detailed understanding of these is crucial for the successful management of the industry.

This chapter begins by considering the general growth patterns and characteristics of air transport demand. This leads onto an assessment of the drivers of demand and a discussion of elasticities, particularly ...

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