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Bankruptcy protection in airline markets impacting pricing?

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Published on Monday, 27 January 2020

A paper on flight ticket pricing, co-authored by Prof. Benny Mantin, has been published in “Transportation Research Part A, General” journal.

Bankruptcy protection in airline markets: Does the impact vary in international and US domestic markets?

The authors study the effects of Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on competitive product pricing in both domestic and international markets using data from the airline industry. They find a decline of about 5% in domestic markets and an even more significant drop in international markets.

Further, in international markets the competing carriers respond by dropping their prices as well, whereas they slightly increase them domestically. By contrast, existing literature considers only domestic markets finding a more moderate fare drop of about 3% in domestic markets by the bankrupt carrier, with mixed results on the fare drop by competitors.


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