ACRP Report 18: Passenger Air Service Development Techniques
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ACRP Report 18:
Passenger Air Service Development Techniques
(2009)
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TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 18; Passenger Air Service Development Techniques explores the underlying competitive challenges that small communities face in retaining or enhancing their commercial air service, examines how communities can address those challenges, and describes the basic components and tools of an air service development program.

Topics

  • Transportation — Aviation
  • Transportation — Administration and Management
  • Transportation — Economics
  • Transportation — Finance

Publication Info

167 pages | 8.5 x 11
Contents

Table of Contents

skim chapter
Front Matter i-x
Summary 1-14
Part I - Overview of Air Service Development 15-15
Who should use this guidebook? 16-16
How is this guidebook organized? 17-17
How was the research conducted? 18-19
Summary 20-20
Why is air service development important? 21-22
How do air carriers decide which airports they will serve? 23-25
How can an airport or community influence air service decisions? 26-26
What other stakeholders can be involved? 27-27
What is the ASD process? 28-28
Summary 29-29
How do smaller communities connect to the national aviation system? 30-32
What are the most significant recent trends in the airline industry? 33-42
What are the key relevant regulatory issues? 43-44
Summary 45-45
How do local demographic and economic characteristics influence air service? 46-46
What are small airports' most common competitive challenges? 47-52
Summary 53-53
Part II - Best Practices for Air Service Development 54-54
What are the airport's current services and how are they performing? 55-61
Where do key community groups want to fly? 62-62
How are a facility and its costs assessed? 63-64
How does the airport compare to its peers? 65-68
Summary 69-69
What sources of airport revenues may be available to fund ASD? 70-75
What types of human resources are needed for successful ASD efforts? 76-78
Summary 79-79
What is the overall process for identifying goals? 80-80
What are the categories of ASD goals? 81-94
What other goals support ASD? 95-96
What is the process for validating and refining ASD goals? 97-100
Summary 101-101
What revenue-related ASD techniques are available? 102-104
What cost-related ASD techniques are available? 105-111
What are the legal issues regarding airport incentive programs? 112-114
Which techniques should the airport use? 115-118
Summary 119-119
What data and information do the airlines want to see? 120-129
How should the information for presentations to airlines be organized? 130-131
How should an airline be approached? 132-134
Summary 135-135
How is effectiveness in ASD measured? 136-140
Who should conduct the evaluation? 141-141
Why do stakeholders need to be informed? 142-142
Summary 143-143
References 144-144
Part III - Appendices 145-145
Appendix A - Glossary 146-149
Appendix B - Frequently Asked Questions 150-153
Appendix C - Annotated Bibliography 154-156
Abbreviations used without definitions in TRB publications 157-157

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