Publication
Title
The impact of progressive liberalization on the spatiality of airline networks: a measurement framework based on the assessment of hierarchical differentiation
Author
Abstract
There seems to be a renewed trade-off between processes of concentration and dispersal in airline networks. This development calls for a framework that allows for a systematic assessment of the overall evolution of the spatiality of airline networks. To this end, we develop an analytical framework based on a set of spatial interaction indices, which allows measuring the degree of hierarchical differentiation (i.e. dominance and connectivity) in a network. Moreover, a normalization of these indices through a systematic comparison with the corresponding values for a rank size distribution makes it possible to engage in meaningful longitudinal analyses and/or to compare the spatiality of networks with different numbers of nodes and/or links. Our framework is tested by applying it to data on air passenger flows within Europe, and its usefulness is discussed in the context of research on air traffic liberalization
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of transport geography. - London
Publication
London : 2009
ISSN
0966-6923
Volume/pages
17:4(2009), p. 276-284
ISI
000267303400004
Full text (Publishers DOI)
UAntwerpen
Faculty/Department
Research group
Publication type
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External links
Web of Science
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Creation 27.05.2009
Last edited 20.04.2017