How fleet commonality influences low-cost airline operating performance: Empirical evidence

A. Brüggen*, L. Klose

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This paper investigates the effect of fleet commonality on operating performance of low-cost airlines. It examines the role fleet size and route length variations on this relationship. Results of an analysis of 28 airlines show that fleet commonality is positively associated with operating performance. Further, fleet size positively affects this relationship, whereas route length variations do not.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)299-303
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Air Transport Management
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2010

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