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Airline Networks AIRLINE NETWORKS : A COMPARISON OF HUBAND-SPOKE AND POINT-TO-POINT SYSTEMS

@inproceedings{Gerald2017AirlineNA,
  title={Airline Networks AIRLINE NETWORKS : A COMPARISON OF HUBAND-SPOKE AND POINT-TO-POINT SYSTEMS},
  author={L Gerald and Philip J. Cook and Jeremy P. Goodwin},
  year={2017}
}
The disparity between the relative success of low-cost and network carriers since 2001 has often been attributed to the difference in route system architecture. This paper compares the economic and operational characteristics of point-to-point and hub-and-spoke route systems. It also argues that the emphasis placed on route structure obscures other differences in business models. Although U.S. low-cost-carriers are frequently characterized as operating point-to-point systems, few actually do so… 

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