[en] In this paper we measure technical efficiency and productivity gains in airline activities. Non-parametric frontiers and Malmquist indices of productivity are estimated for thirty-three airlines observed over the period 1977-1988. We identify three sources of growth: technological progress, efficiency change and route network characteristics. The results bring to light the reasons that pushed several airlines to merge when markets were deregulated.
Centre de Recherche en Économie Publique et de la Population - C.R.E.P.P
Fonds de la Recherche Fondamentale Collective d'Initiative des Chercheurs - FRFC ; SPPS