Airport congestion management under uncertainty

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This paper is about single airports and airport networks. Linear and non-linear model specifications are applied to analyze the relative welfare effects of slots and congestion pricing under uncertainty. Uncertainty refers to passenger benefits and congestion costs. I show that, from a welfare perspective, congestion pricing is the right choice for single airports in a linear context, but that slots might be preferred, if non-linearities (quadratic marginal external congestion costs) exist. I also show that uncertainty about congestion costs increases the relative welfare benefits of congestion pricing while airport networks increase the relative welfare benefits of slots.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)371-380
Number of pages10
JournalTransportation Research Part B: Methodological
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Airport networks
  • Congestion pricing
  • Slots
  • Uncertainty
  • Welfare

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Transportation
  • Management Science and Operations Research


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