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Author : Jan Henrik Nilsson
School/Work Place : Lund University, Sweden
Contact : jan-henrik.nilsson@ism.lu.se
Year : 2012

Considering the apparent importance of low-cost aviation, and its dramatic development, there is remarkably little research done about its consequences on European mobility. A few studies have mapped the development of networks (cf. Dobruszkes, 2006 & 2009), but there are few studies about the actual flows of passengers. Equally surprising, there are few studies discussing the environmental consequences of low-cost aviation, i.e. on climate change. Dobruszkes (2009: 424) summarizes the present state of social science research about low-cost aviation as follows: ‘The development of European low-cost air services has been the subject of a significant amount of scholarly literature. However, if we focus on the geography of these services, the literature is far more limited. It is even more scant if we set aside the case studies that relate only to a given airport or a very small number of routes’ (emphasis added). With this in mind, the purpose of this paper is to analyse the impact of low-cost aviation on regional patterns of travel and mobility, based on a longitudinal study of air traffic in the eastern part of the Baltic Sea Area. Limiting the investigation to a fairly small, but highly diverse, geographical area allows for a reasonably qualified analysis.


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» Think Tank XII Unsustainable Travel Development: The Case of Aviation... file 3010 Nov 06, 2013

Considering the apparent importance of low-cost aviation, and its dramatic development, there is remarkably little research done about its consequences on European mobility. A few studies have mapped the development of networks (cf. Dobruszk...

Author: Jan Henrik Nilsson 

Year: 2012 

3 Think Tank XII Encouraging Environmentally Friendly Transport Mode Ch... file 5250 Nov 06, 2013

The travel between home and destination is a key element of any holiday and has received increasing attention by tourism scholars as its environmental and particularly its climatic impacts have become widely recognized (Gössling 2002; Metz, ...

Author: Astrid Dickinger & Anja Hergesell 

Year: 2012 

2 Think Tank XII Sustainable Mobilities Beyond the Report: Covert Susta... file 4197 Nov 06, 2013

The concept of sustainable development has become a mainstream idea in the governance and management of travel and tourism. Over the past two decades it has attracted considerable attention and debate. While the principles of sustainable dev...

Author: Tim Coles, Emily Fenclova & Claire Dinan 

Year: 2012 

1 Think Tank XII It's how you get there: Developing a Transportation Mo... file 2767 Nov 06, 2013

This paper examines the impacts of alternative modes of transportation utilized for an international study course in Ecuador during two consecutive summers. The analysis includes the perceived value of the student participants in relation to...

Author: Kenneth Cohen & John Bowen 

Year: 2012 

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