Economic Analysis: Theory and Practice

Russia in the global passenger air transportation market

Vol. 17, Iss. 11, NOVEMBER 2018

Received: 13 September 2018

Received in revised form: 24 September 2018

Accepted: 4 October 2018

Available online: 29 November 2018


JEL Classification: G34, L19, L93, O33, O57

Pages: 2027–2042

Sobolev L.B. Moscow Aviation Institute (National Research University), Moscow, Russian Federation

ORCID id: not available

Subject The article analyzes the main indicators of the world and domestic passenger air transportation markets, i.e. demand, supply, organization of transportation, role of the State in the industry, organization of maintenance.
Objectives The aim is to develop recommendations for improving airline service in Russia.
Methods The study employs the method of comparative analysis of passenger air transportation organization in the largest countries of the world and Russia.
Results The paper reveals common patterns of demand for passenger air transportation formation, considers the structure of air carriers, and compares those of developed and developing countries that have in-house production of civil aircraft. It shows that the world's leading air carriers achieve high economic performance by optimizing the structure of companies in which the segment of trunk airlines is supplemented by one or several regional subsidiaries delivering passengers to intercontinental routes. These companies constantly carry out optimization of their air assets to reduce costs and increase economic performance.
Conclusions Russia should develop its civil aircraft and infrastructure, focusing on solvency and interests of mainstream population.

Keywords: passenger air transportation, demand, supply, mainline aircraft, air carrier


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