The impact of tourism on airport efficiency: The Spanish case

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

DOI: 10.1016/j.jup.2018.09.002

ISSN: 0957-1787,1878-4356