An economic analysis of airport facilities provision in Australia with special reference to Brisbane

Henning, Lesleigh. (1979). An economic analysis of airport facilities provision in Australia with special reference to Brisbane Master's Thesis, School of Economics, The University of Queensland.

       
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Author Henning, Lesleigh.
Thesis Title An economic analysis of airport facilities provision in Australia with special reference to Brisbane
School, Centre or Institute School of Economics
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 1979
Thesis type Master's Thesis
Total pages 257
Language eng
Subjects 14 Economics
Formatted abstract The purpose of this thesis is to examine some important economic characteristics of the provision of airport facilities. In order t11at the special conditions applying to Australia can be brought into account a detailed examination of Australian institutional arrangements is required.

On the supply side, airports are good examples of multi-product firms which are subject to peaks. Some examination is undertaken, following a review of the literature, of the interconnection between final demand by passengers for aircraft seats and airport facilities, particularly terminals, and intermediate demand by airlines for the use of other airport facilities, notably runways. Some peak load pricing rules for airports as well as an attempt to calculate marginal and total congestion costs are undertaken. A general analysis of demand and cost conditions in Australian airports is attempted.

Existing airport pricing structures are examined, both with a view to efficiency and generation of revenue which has become of crucial importance to airport authorities in the face of large annual losses. Amendment to the existing structures is recommended in the light of both efficiency and revenue generation requirements, particularly as relates to those classes of users which presently escape payment according to use or where charges are not differentiated by time of use.

Finally, an evaluation is undertaken of the desirability of redevelopment of Brisbane airport based on a study carried out by the Bureau of Transport Economics.

Keyword Airports -- Economic aspects -- Australia.
Airports -- Economic aspects -- Queensland -- Brisbane.

 
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