The value of bluer skies : how much do consumers gain from entry by JetBlue Airways in long-haul U.S. airline markets?


Hüschelrath, Kai ; Müller, Kathrin


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URL: https://ub-madoc.bib.uni-mannheim.de/32624
URN: urn:nbn:de:bsz:180-madoc-326241
Document Type: Working paper
Year of publication: 2012
The title of a journal, publication series: ZEW Discussion Papers
Volume: 12-072
Place of publication: Mannheim
Publication language: English
Institution: Sonstige Einrichtungen > ZEW - Leibniz-Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung
MADOC publication series: Veröffentlichungen des ZEW (Leibniz-Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung) > ZEW Discussion Papers
Subject: 330 Economics
Classification: JEL: L40 , L93,
Subject headings (SWD): Luftverkehrsgesellschaft , Markteintritt , Passagierluftfahrt , Fahrpreis , Niedrigpreisstrategie , Konsumentenrente , USA
Keywords (English): Airline industry , entry , low-cost carrier , consumer welfare effects
Abstract: The paper estimates the effects of entry by low-cost carrier JetBlue Airways in long-haul domestic U.S. airline markets. For the period from 2000 to 2009, we find that non-stop fares were on average about 21 percent lower post-entry; however, the magnitude of the price effect depends on the pre-entry market structure. While entry into monopoly markets triggered an average price decrease of about 25 percent, the respective average price drop for entries into oligopoly markets lied at about 15 percent. Based on additional estimates of the price and income elasticities for long-haul domestic U.S. flights, we conclude that JetBlue's long-haul entries alone led to an increase in consumer welfare of about USD 661 million.

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Hüschelrath, Kai ; Müller, Kathrin (2012) The value of bluer skies : how much do consumers gain from entry by JetBlue Airways in long-haul U.S. airline markets? Open Access ZEW Discussion Papers Mannheim 12-072 [Working paper]
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