Air Transport: A Tourism Perspective provides rigorous insights into the current complexities, synergies and conflicts within air transportation and tourism, presenting a balanced, comprehensive, contemporary, and global analysis that thoroughly examines the links between theory and practice. The book offers readers a multi-sector, global perspective on the practical implications of the link between air transport and tourism. By using a novel approach, it systematically explores the successive stages of a tourist's trip-investigating reasons for flying, the airport experience, airline industry structures, competition and regulation, and air transportation and destination interrelationships.
In addition, the book explores current and salient debates on such issues as the influence of traveling to visit friends and family, the role of charters versus low cost carriers, public subsidies to support airport development, and much more.
Air Transport - A Tourism Perspective
PART A. THE RATIONALE FOR FLYING 2. The contemporary tourist 3. Reasons for flying 4. Limits to growth
PART B. BEFORE TRAVELLING: CHOOSING TRANSPORT MODES, AIRLINES AND AIRPORTS 5. The impact of government policy and regulation 6. Intermodal competition and tourism 7. Airport choice 8. The option of self-connection 9. Distribution trends 10. The role of the different airline business models 11. The end of european charter airlines: Myths and realities
PART C. ON THE GO: ACCESSING AIRPORTS AND THE AIRLINE AND AIRPORT EXPERIENCE 12. The role of airport surface access in the passenger journey 13. The airport experience 14. The airline - airport relationship: Allocating risks and opportunities in a vertical partnership
PART D. REACHING THE DESTINATION AND ATTRACTIONS 15. Partnerships between tourism destination stakeholders and the air transport sector 16. The airport as an attraction: The airport city and aerotropolis concept 17. The role of niche aviation operations as tourist attractions 18. Conclusion: Factors, Beliefs, and Perspectives