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Title: Airline competition in the British Isles
Authors: Gaggero, Alberto A.
Piga, Claudio
Keywords: Ryanair
Aer Lingus
Yield management
Intertemporal pricing
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: © Loughborough University
Series/Report no.: Loughborough University. Department of Economics. Discussion Paper Series;WP 2008 - 12
Abstract: We study the relationship between pricing and market structure on the routes connecting the UK and the Republic of Ireland. Because in 2007 the European Commission prohibited the takeover of Aer Lingus by Ryanair, the analysis focuses on their pricing strategies in particular. We use an original dataset of fares posted on-line, which allows to control for the fares' intertemporal pattern for each specific flight and each carrier's specific yield management system. Our evidence supports the European Commission's view that the elimination of a competitor in the Irish airline market is likely to have harmful consequences for consumers.
Description: This is a working paper. It is also available at: http://ideas.repec.org/p/lbo/lbowps/2008_12.html
Version: Published
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/4232
ISSN: 1750-4171
Appears in Collections:Working Papers (Economics)

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