Abstract: This paper considers the impact of tourism on airports efficiency. Using stochastic frontier analysis (SFA)
methods, an input-oriented distance function was estimated for a sample of 35 Spanish airports over the 2009 to 2016 period. Air transport and tourism are highly connected. Results suggest that tourist-oriented airports may achieve higher efficiency levels than non-touristic ones. We also demonstrate a relationship between airline business models for tourist arrivals and airport efficiency. Airports with higher shares of "low-cost carrier"
passenger traffic appear to perform more efficiently. By comparison, airports with higher shares of "charter
passenger" traffic appear to perform less efficiently.
Fuente: Utilities Policy 55 (2018) 52-58
Editorial: Elsevier BV
Año de publicación: 2018
Nº de páginas: 7
Tipo de publicación: Artículo de Revista
XOSE LUIS FERNANDEZ LOPEZ
PEDRO PABLO COTO MILLAN
BENITO DIAZ MEDINA