Airline alliances and antitrust policy: the role of efficiencies

Bilotkach, Volodymyr and Hüschelrath, Kai (2012) Airline alliances and antitrust policy: the role of efficiencies. Journal of Air Transport Management, 21. pp. 76-84. ISSN 0969-6997

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jairtraman.2011.12.019

Abstract

The paper discusses selected antitrust implications of airline alliances. In addition to a categorization of airline alliances and a brief discussion of their key competitive effects, our focus is on an assessment of efficiencies triggered by various degrees of airline cooperation. We find that most types of efficiencies can only be considered as partly immunity-specific and should therefore enter an assessment of the economic effects of antitrust immunity only with the respective incremental benefits.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Air transportation, alliance, efficiency, antitrust immunity
Subjects: N200 Management studies
N800 Tourism, Transport and Travel
N900 Others in Business and Administrative studies
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School > Business and Management
Depositing User: Helen Pattison
Date Deposited: 23 May 2012 14:12
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 10:59
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/7355

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