Airline Efficiency

Airline Efficiency
Author: John D. Bitzan,James H. Peoples,Wesley W. Wilson
Publsiher: Emerald Group Publishing
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2016-06-10
ISBN: 1785609394
Category: Transportation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Airline Efficiency Book Excerpt:

An efficient air transport system is critical to countries attaining and sustaining healthy economies in an increasingly interconnected world economy. This volume 5 of Advances in Airline Economics includes literature surveys and original empirical research examining airline efficiency in the twenty first century.

Aviation Performance and Productivity

Aviation Performance and Productivity
Author: Lucy Budd,Stephen Ison
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 414
Release: 2019-10-21
ISBN: 9781472451583
Category: Airports
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aviation Performance and Productivity Book Excerpt:

Modern airports are dynamic and increasingly commercialised facilities that are designed and managed to serve the needs of a diverse group of users, including airlines, passengers and, increasingly, private shareholders. Essays in this Volume investigate the implications of privatisation and changes in global airport regulation on airport pricing, the experience of airport privatisation in selected global markets and the impacts of airport privatisation on costs and efficiency. One of the most important considerations for aviation operators is the level of service they provide to their customers and issues of airline and airport service quality are addressed in this Volume. Of course, both objective measures and individual customer perceptions of service quality depend not only on material assets and infrastructure but also on airline and airport employees delivering the standardised service expectations of their employers. As numerous industrial disputes have shown, employee dissatisfaction with terms and conditions of employment can escalate into strikes or work to rule which have the potential to seriously damage both a company's reputation and its bottom line. Managing people in aviation is thus critical to aviation performance and productivity and the essays in this Volume examine not only the effect of low cost carriers on industrial relations but also the role of gender in the delivery of, particularly airline, services.

Productivity and Efficiency for Airlines

Productivity and Efficiency for Airlines
Author: Boon Lee
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2021-06-01
ISBN: 0128126973
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Productivity and Efficiency for Airlines Book Excerpt:

In today’s competitive environment, airlines are doing everything they can to increase efficiencies while improving productivity. Productivity and Efficiency Analysis of Airlines: A Data Envelopment Analysis Approach helps achieve these goals through identifying and explaining the best strategies for measuring airline performance. Each chapter measures airline performance through the model of data envelopment analysis (DEA), as well as other models, such as stochastic frontier analysis (SFA), where applicable. The book thoroughly discusses topics such as financial performance, greenhouse gas management, and complex airline data analysis, employing appropriate models for each. Model methodologies are also discussed. The in-depth coverage is useful for all audiences, including students with a basic understanding of models, researchers, and airline operators and management. Productivity and Efficiency Analysis of Airlines: A Data Envelopment Analysis Approach provides codes for various data software, helping readers generate results and quantify efficient practices. These results provide airline decision makers with the essential information they need to create better policies and avoid underperforming practices. Comprehensive overview of the key strategies for measuring productivity and efficiency of airlines Guides users in generating airline performance results, with a focus on the data envelopment analysis (DEA) model Features software codes useful for generating empirical results, and best practices, promoting quality policy and management decisions

Efficiency and Competitiveness of International Airlines

Efficiency and Competitiveness of International Airlines
Author: Almas Heshmati,Jungsuk Kim
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2016-05-18
ISBN: 981101017X
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Efficiency and Competitiveness of International Airlines Book Excerpt:

This book focuses on the factors that support the strengths of international airlines in general and the Asian airline carriers in particular. Defining the quality of human capital as the level of education and the competence of airline employees, it analyzes the efficiency of 39 airlines in various regions, both in terms of production and cost structures. It argues that, despite Asia’s well-developed and globally competitive manufacturing sector, aided by open market practices, its overall service sector still lags far behind more advanced economies. As this does not stop Asia-based carriers from generally being more efficient than their counterparts in Europe and North America, the book investigates how competitiveness analysis of the airline industry can help Asian policymakers better prepare for the liberalization of the service sector, given how crucial this aspect is for the future growth of the Asia-Pacific region. Efficiency and Competitiveness of International Airlines offers a valuable resource for policymakers, airline employees, and researchers and students of microeconomics.

Airline Economics in Asia

Airline Economics in Asia
Author: Xiaowen Fu,James Peoples
Publsiher: Emerald Group Publishing
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2018-11-30
ISBN: 1787547213
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Airline Economics in Asia Book Excerpt:

Covers low-cost carrier growth in Japan, competition against full service hub carriers in the Middle East, aviation market liberalization in Central Asia, high-speed-rail and airline competition in China, air transport and tourism in Asia and Australia, airline performance and outsourcing, airports development, and airport-airline cooperation.

Winning Airlines

Winning Airlines
Author: Tae Hoon Oum,Chunyan Yu
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 221
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN: 1461554810
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Winning Airlines Book Excerpt:

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.

The Measurement of Productive Efficiency and Productivity Growth

The Measurement of Productive Efficiency and Productivity Growth
Author: Harold O. Fried,C. A. Knox Lovell,Shelton S. Schmidt
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 656
Release: 2008-02-04
ISBN: 9780198040507
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Measurement of Productive Efficiency and Productivity Growth Book Excerpt:

When Harold Fried, et al. published The Measurement of Productive Efficiency: Techniques and Applications with OUP in 1993, the book received a great deal of professional interest for its accessible treatment of the rapidly growing field of efficiency and productivity analysis. The first several chapters, providing the background, motivation, and theoretical foundations for this topic, were the most widely recognized. In this tight, direct update, these same editors have compiled over ten years of the most recent research in this changing field, and expanded on those seminal chapters. The book will guide readers from the basic models to the latest, cutting-edge extensions, and will be reinforced by references to classic and current theoretical and applied research. It is intended for professors and graduate students in a variety of fields, ranging from economics to agricultural economics, business administration, management science, and public administration. It should also appeal to public servants and policy makers engaged in business performance analysis or regulation.

Airline Economics in Europe

Airline Economics in Europe
Author: Kevin Cullinane
Publsiher: Emerald Group Publishing
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2019-10-21
ISBN: 1789732816
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Airline Economics in Europe Book Excerpt:

In recent years, the European air transport industry has seen a number of important changes, with more on the horizon. This comprehensive work presents a multi-faceted analysis of the air industry in Europe, how it has developed in recent years, and how it is set to develop further into the future.

Data Envelopment Analysis

Data Envelopment Analysis
Author: Wade D. Cook,Joe Zhu
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 599
Release: 2014-07-08
ISBN: 1489980687
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Data Envelopment Analysis Book Excerpt:

This handbook serves as a complement to the Handbook on Data Envelopment Analysis (eds, W.W. Cooper, L.M. Seiford and J, Zhu, 2011, Springer) in an effort to extend the frontier of DEA research. It provides a comprehensive source for the state-of-the art DEA modeling on internal structures and network DEA. Chapter 1 provides a survey on two-stage network performance decomposition and modeling techniques. Chapter 2 discusses the pitfalls in network DEA modeling. Chapter 3 discusses efficiency decompositions in network DEA under three types of structures, namely series, parallel and dynamic. Chapter 4 studies the determination of the network DEA frontier. In chapter 5 additive efficiency decomposition in network DEA is discussed. An approach in scale efficiency measurement in two-stage networks is presented in chapter 6. Chapter 7 further discusses the scale efficiency decomposition in two stage networks. Chapter 8 offers a bargaining game approach to modeling two-stage networks. Chapter 9 studies shared resources and efficiency decomposition in two-stage networks. Chapter 10 introduces an approach to computing the technical efficiency scores for a dynamic production network and its sub-processes. Chapter 11 presents a slacks-based network DEA. Chapter 12 discusses a DEA modeling technique for a two-stage network process where the inputs of the second stage include both the outputs from the first stage and additional inputs to the second stage. Chapter 13 presents an efficiency measurement methodology for multi-stage production systems. Chapter 14 discusses network DEA models, both static and dynamic. The discussion also explores various useful objective functions that can be applied to the models to find the optimal allocation of resources for processes within the black box, that are normally invisible to DEA. Chapter 15 provides a comprehensive review of various type network DEA modeling techniques. Chapter 16 presents shared resources models for deriving aggregate measures of bank-branch performance, with accompanying component measures that make up that aggregate value. Chapter 17 examines a set of manufacturing plants operating under a single umbrella, with the objective being to use the component or function measures to decide what might be considered as each plant’s core business. Chapter 18 considers problem settings where there may be clusters or groups of DMUs that form a hierarchy. The specific case of a set off electric power plants is examined in this context. Chapter 19 models bad outputs in two-stage network DEA. Chapter 20 presents an application of network DEA to performance measurement of Major League Baseball (MLB) teams. Chapter 21 presents an application of a two-stage network DEA model for examining the performance of 30 U.S. airline companies. Chapter 22 then presents two distinct network efficiency models that are applied to engineering systems.

Productivity Issues in Services at the Micro Level

Productivity Issues in Services at the Micro Level
Author: Zvi Griliches,Jacques Mairesse
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 230
Release: 1993-06-30
ISBN: 9780792393351
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Productivity Issues in Services at the Micro Level Book Excerpt:

7 take advantage of the panel structure of their data to control for possible errors of specifica tion in their models. It is interesting to note that the econometric and DEA methods may be closer than some of their respective advocates seem to believe. Several of the studies show that the former as well as the latter can be effectively used to assess the relative effi ciency of groups of firms or individual firms, and one of them explicitly compare results arising from both (Fecher et al.). Econometric techniques can also be nonparametric and applied to estimating cost or production frontiers (and not only "average" functions), while ultimately DEA should be amenable to statistical inference. Perhaps the most valuable feature of all the analyses is their care and ingenuity in putting together the data, measuring variables, and pulling out relevant information. Many of them are not content with an overall output measure, but endeavor to manage with less aggregated measures. Nearly all also include in the estimated models a number of auxiliary variables intended to control for specific attributes of outputs, inputs, or production techniques, and other characteristics of firms.

Airline Operations and Management

Airline Operations and Management
Author: Gerald N. Cook,Bruce Billig
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 362
Release: 2017-02-03
ISBN: 1315299585
Category: Transportation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Airline Operations and Management Book Excerpt:

Airline Operations and Management: A Management Textbook is a survey of the airline industry, mostly from a managerial perspective. It integrates and applies the fundamentals of several management disciplines, particularly economics, operations, marketing and finance, in developing the overview of the industry. The focus is on tactical, rather than strategic, management that is specialized or unique to the airline industry. The primary audiences for this textbook are both senior and graduate students of airline management, but it should also be useful to entry and junior level airline managers and professionals seeking to expand their knowledge of the industry beyond their own functional area.

The Economics of Airport Operations

The Economics of Airport Operations
Author: James Peoples,John Bitzan
Publsiher: Emerald Group Publishing
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2017-10-03
ISBN: 1787144984
Category: Transportation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Economics of Airport Operations Book Excerpt:

This volume examines the role that airports play in economic development and land values, the regulation and economic efficiency of airports, airport pricing and competition, and the role played by airports in influencing airline operations and networks.

A Handbook of Transport Economics

A Handbook of Transport Economics
Author: André de Palma,Robin Lindsey,Emile Quinet,Roger Vickerman
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 928
Release: 2011-01-01
ISBN: 0857930877
Category: Transportation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Handbook of Transport Economics Book Excerpt:

'This Handbook is a stellar compilation of up-to-date knowledge about the important topics in transport economics. Authors include the very best in the field, and they cover the most important topics for today's research and policy applications. Individual chapters contain sound, readable, well referenced explanations of each topic's history and current status. I cannot think of a better place to start for anyone wanting to become current in the field or in any of its parts.' – Kenneth Small, University of California-Irvine, US Bringing together insights and perspectives from close to 70 of the world's leading experts in the field, this timely Handbook provides an up-to-date guide to the most recent and state-of-the-art advances in transport economics. The comprehensive coverage includes topics such as the relationship between transport and the spatial economy, recent advances in travel demand analysis, the external costs of transport, investment appraisal, pricing, equity issues, competition and regulation, the role of public–private partnerships and the development of policy in local bus services, rail, air and maritime transport. This Handbook is designed both for use on postgraduate and advanced undergraduate courses and as a reference for anyone working in the field. It also complements the textbook Principles of Transport Economics.

Airline Deregulation

Airline Deregulation
Author: Kenneth Button
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2017-04-21
ISBN: 135181446X
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Airline Deregulation Book Excerpt:

The end of the twentieth century saw remarkable changes in the way that economic regulation was viewed. There occurred a liberalization of attitude and something of a withdrawal of the state from its interventionist role. These changes were particularly pronounced in the context of transport, where the long-standing tradition had been one of market intervention by the government. The aim of this book, first published in 1991, is to examine the outcomes of deregulation on the international airline industry, and to consider whether the experiences of market liberalization reveal any common threads. In particular, whether they reveal any universal indications of how underlying transport markets function; how management responds to new stimuli; the degree of protection needed by transport users; and nature of the transition process from regulation to liberalization.

The Best Thinking in Business Analytics from the Decision Sciences Institute

The Best Thinking in Business Analytics from the Decision Sciences Institute
Author: Decision Sciences Institute,Merrill Warkentin
Publsiher: FT Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2015-08-18
ISBN: 0134073053
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Best Thinking in Business Analytics from the Decision Sciences Institute Book Excerpt:

Today, business success depends on making great decisions – and making them fast. Leading organizations apply sophisticated business analytics tools and technologies to evaluate vast amounts of data, glean new insights, and increase both the speed and quality of decision making. In The Best Thinking and Practices in Business Analytics from the Decision Sciences Institute , DSI has compiled award-winning and award-nominated contributions from its most recent conferences: papers that illuminate exceptionally high-value applications and research on analytics for decision-making. These papers have appeared in no other DSI collection. Explore them here, and you’ll discover powerful new opportunities for competitive advantage through analytics. For all business, academic, and organizational professionals concerned with the science of more effective decision-making; and for undergraduate students, graduate students, and certification candidates in all related fields.

Intercity Transport and Climate Change

Intercity Transport and Climate Change
Author: Yoshitsugu Hayashi,Shigeru Morichi,Tae Hoon Oum,Werner Rothengatter
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2014-11-25
ISBN: 3319065238
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Intercity Transport and Climate Change Book Excerpt:

While intercity passenger transport counts for about 2% of the total passenger transport volume the share of the total passenger kilometers traveled is estimated more than one third. In many countries the major part of intercity transport is performed by car and air and as a result, the contribution to the carbon footprint is substantially higher than the share of overall passenger transport performance. This creates a challenge to develop a sustainable organization of intercity transport which requires a true joint effort of policy makers, industry sectors and households. This presupposes that all options for reducing the carbon footprint of the transport modes – car, air and rail – are fully exploited through modern propulsion technology, use of regenerative energy and efficient organization of transport processes. Basic conditions for meeting this requirement are an incentive compatible public framework of regulation, taxation, charging and education, the private willingness to adjust to new behavioral patterns and a consequent push of technological progress towards energy and CO2 savings. This book begins with an international comparison of intercity transport and the current state of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) of this transport segment. A focus is given to comparing the situation in the EU, the US and Japan while describing the more recent development of intercity transport in China, followed by an analysis of intercity transport policies and their contribution to meet the global climate change issues. This book will be of interest to researchers in transportation economics and policy, as well as civil engineering and planning.

Performance Measurement and Regulation of Network Utilities

Performance Measurement and Regulation of Network Utilities
Author: Tim Coelli,Denis Anthony Lawrence
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 380
Release: 2006-01-01
ISBN: 9781781956519
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Performance Measurement and Regulation of Network Utilities Book Excerpt:

This book explores the important role that economic performance measurement is playing in the regulation of network utilities in many countries today. The contributors to the book - researchers from academia, regulatory agencies and consulting firms - address the use of efficiency measures in price regulation and in assessing the effects of past regulatory reforms. Industries examined include electricity supply, water supply, telecommunications and airlines, across a range of countries including the USA, UK, Norway, the Netherlands, Australia and New Zealand.

Air Transport Networks

Air Transport Networks
Author: Kenneth John Button,Roger Stough
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 377
Release: 2000-01-01
ISBN: 9781781008034
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Air Transport Networks Book Excerpt:

An economic analysis of the way in which the air transport industry operates and the nature of the policies that have been adopted to regulate the sector. The authors cover domestic and international air transportation with an emphasis on airlines.

Routledge Library Editions Transport Economics

Routledge Library Editions  Transport Economics
Author: Various
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 8114
Release: 2021-07-30
ISBN: 1351782959
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Routledge Library Editions Transport Economics Book Excerpt:

This set of previously out-of-print titles is an essential reference collection on the topic of transport economics. Providing in-depth analysis on a variety of aspects, including the economics of the airfreight, shipping and rail industries, it also examines the economics of road transport and more focused areas such as containerisation.

The Impact of Liberalizing International Aviation Bilaterals The Case of the Northern German Region

The Impact of Liberalizing International Aviation Bilaterals  The Case of the Northern German Region
Author: Holger Hinsch,Benedikt Mandel,Harmut Wolf,David W. Gillen
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2019-07-15
ISBN: 1351738224
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Impact of Liberalizing International Aviation Bilaterals The Case of the Northern German Region Book Excerpt:

This title was first published in 2001. This is a study of liberalization in the aviation industry, especially bilateral agreements. It looks at intra-country impacts of air service agreements, and quantifies the impact on the northern German region. The authors assess the potential impact of air transport liberalization for the German economy and travelers and how its outcomes would impact Hamburg Airport and the Hamburg economy. The study focuses on: a comprehensive review of institutional and regulatory environment affecting international air travel; the economic implications of changing the rules governing international travel; and the policy and airport strategy considerations that arise because of these changes.