Evolution of domestic airport networks: a review and comparative analysis

  title={Evolution of domestic airport networks: a review and comparative analysis},
  author={Sebastian Wandelt and Xiaoqian Sun and Jun Zhang},
  journal={Transportmetrica B: Transport Dynamics},
  pages={1 - 17}
ABSTRACT Previous studies on airport networks are strongly bounded time-wise or only conducted for single networks at distinct levels of abstraction and for distinct topological features. Here, we review and compare the evolution of domestic airport networks (DANs) for Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, India, Russia, US and Europe during the period 2002–2013. This is the first study on a consistent global dataset and allows for direct comparisons of network features. The air passenger traffic… 

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