(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

The (mis)fortunes of exceeding a small local air market : comparing Amsterdam and Brussels

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) SEO Economic Research/Airneth, Amsterdam, PAYS-BAS
(2) Faculty of Science, Univ. Libre, Bruxelles, BELGIQUE


Comparing air service growth in Amsterdam and Brussels, this paper aims to understand how the strategies of airlines and public authorities allow certain medium-sized cities to succeed in exceeding their local market by connecting passengers, while others do not. In contrast to Brussels, Amsterdam has become one of the most air serviced European cities, reaching a highly disproportionate level of service given both its size and its airport catchment area. Amsterdam has reached its rank thanks to a successful, global hub-and-spokes strategy led by KLM and its partners. Such a success story would have been impossible without support from the State pursuing the expansion of numerous, liberal bilateral air service agreements and a regional development strategy which facilitated the expansion of Amsterdam Schiphol airport in the 1990s


Article of periodic

published at : Tijdschrift voor economische en sociale geografie / ISSN 0040-747X

Editor : Koninklijk Nederlands Aardrijkskundig Genootschap, Amsterdam - PAYS-BAS (1948)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 105, no5 [pp. 604-621]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.

Collation : 5 fig., 6 tabl.



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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1111/tesg.12085

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