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Airport Capacity Expansion Strategies in the Era of Airline Multi-hub Networks
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Many major airports are hubs for network carriers at the same time as serving a large local market. The complementarity between these functions is often seen as a prerequisite for viable hub operations, suggesting that spreading the hub network over multiple airports can be very costly and damages the corner stone of the hub operation: the creation of scope and density economies.
Burghouwt, G. (2013), "Airport Capacity Expansion Strategies in the Era of Airline Multi-hub Networks", International Transport Forum Discussion Papers, No. 2013/05, OECD Publishing, Paris.