Issue 33

The Evolution of Airline Regulation in Brazil

By Adalberto Febeliano, Carlos Müller and Alessandro Vinícius Marques de Oliveira

This paper aims to develop a brief description of the evolution of governmental policy for the Brazilian air transport industry in the last thirty years. In order to come to a better synthesis, a historical division of six major stages is proposed, always complemented with the authorities’ perspective. This is done with the objective to improve the understanding of the relevant issues associated with current regulatory reform. The main elements of each proposed division will be indicated and will be briefly discussed.

Air Transportation Analysis: Passenger Demand in Brazil

By Elton Fernandes and Ricardo Rodrigues Pacheco

This article examines the evolution of overall domestic air passenger transport demand in Brazil, considering recent changes that have affected civil aviation markets, particularly the Brazilian market. Although only the Brazilian domestic market is discussed, it has been affected by worldlevel economic changes. A time series methodology is used to question the results obtained in traditional modelling. Using a time series approach, the forecasts for overall domestic passenger demand can be seen to offer better consistency.

Are Mutual Forbearance Strategies Relevant for European Airlines Involved in Multipoint Competition?

By Mouyrin Renaud

Multipoint competition refers to situations in which firms meet the same rivals in many geographical territories. Under certain conditions, multipoint competition leads to mutual forbearance (i.e. reduction in competitive pressure) and to greater performance. We propose to test Mutual Forbearance Hypothesis in European airlines’ industry. Read this article to learn more about the doctoral research of By Mouyrin Renaud.

The Evolution of LCCs: a Case Study

By Vijay Kalappa

The author argues that LCCs have shown that they are not only capable of being “breakers of monopoly”, but have forced others to imitate their business model. Even more remarkable is that they have been able to achieve this without a competitive size advantage; something that Schumpeter argues is necessary for innovation. Read this article for a short analysis of the evolution of LCCs.

Aviation Think-Tank: The European Center for Aviation Development

By Stud. Iur. Tim Fongern

Founded in December 2004, the European Center for Aviation Development (ECAD) is a joint-venture of Fraport, Lufthansa, the State of Hesse and the Technical University of Darmstadt. The German ATC, Deutsche Flugsicherung (DFS), later accompanied the university’s share. ECAD consults, and promotes civil aviation on the one hand, researches and organizes training on the other. ECAD is an aviation-think-tank, following the ideas of the German „Initiative Luftverkehr“.

Curacao International Airport: New Terminal, New Hopes

By Roger Cannegieter

Curacao, the largest island of the Netherlands Antilles, is about to open its new airport terminal. To stimulate tourism and attract more air lift to Curacao, a new terminal is being built. First, this article will discuss the analysis done to get a better picture of the aviation in Curacao in general. Second, it will be outlined what the new terminal will look like.


The Graduate: Tjebbe Loonstra

Ashgate Book Review: Airport Marketing Strategies to Cope with the New Millennium Environment by David Jarach

By Eduard Koekkoek

David Jarach provides an in-depth analysis of current airport management practices. This book reveals an interesting new vision on airport marketing in the post-9-11 environment. This new perspective on airport business introduces the ‘Commercial Airport’ -philosophy in which airports evolve from conservative, traditional airside core business providers to ‘multipoint service-provider firms’.


Book Review: Designing & Executing Strategy in Aviation Management by Triant Flouris and Sharon Oswald

By Willem-Jan Zondag

Aviation can be considered as one of the most complex industries of all, not just from a technological, but also from a managerial point of view. Today’s aviation managers are facing tough managerial and strategic challenges. From this perspective, the authors of this book deserve praise for their effort to publish a book on the design and execution of strategy in an aviation environment.

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