JONES, O.C., BUDD, L.C.S. and PITFIELD, D.E., 2013. Aeronautical charging policy incentive schemes for airlines at European airports. Journal of Air Transport Management, 33, October 2013, pp. 43–59.
This paper introduces the concept of incentive schemes that may accompany airports’ aeronautical charging policies and develops a taxonomy of such schemes based on an analysis of data for 46
European Airports held in the RDC Aviation database.1 This taxonomy details the different types of
incentive schemes that in are operation. It is clear their use is widespread and that the magnitude of the
incentive is often significant. A financial benchmarking analysis is undertaken for four selected airports
to illustrate the extent of the variations between airports both in terms of the basic characteristics of the
incentive schemes and in the periods over which the discounts are available.
This article was accepted for publication in the of Air Transport Management. The definitive published version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jairtraman.2013.06.009