Prospects for lowland airports and air services

Jim Stevens

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Abstract

It is widely accepted that Scotland suffers from an over-provision of airport services. This is particularly acute in the case of the three Lowland airports where, in 1984-85, 4.55 million passengers utilised terminal facilities with an estimated capacity of 7.25 mppa. This outturn of 63% capacity utilisation conceals marked variations. In the last fiscal year Prestwick's terminal building operated at 15.5% capacity whilst Glasgow and Edinburgh operated at 79.5% and 76.5% respectively. The main argument of this paper is that liberalisation of air-services tends to favour airports where a strong and viable route network exists or is capable of being developed.
LanguageEnglish
Pages62-66
Number of pages5
JournalQuarterly Economic Commentary
Volume11
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1985

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Keywords

  • aviation industry
  • Scottish economy
  • Scotland
  • Prestwick Airport
  • travel and tourism

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Stevens, Jim. / Prospects for lowland airports and air services. In: Quarterly Economic Commentary. 1985 ; Vol. 11, No. 1. pp. 62-66.
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