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Dr. Leila Halawi

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WW Campus for Central & South America

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Multiple factors affect a passenger's choice for the airport of origin and destination. However, many studies related to price formation or demand behavior leave one interesting factor behind, the existence of more than one airport in the same region, giving more than one option to the passenger. Two important multi-airport systems in Brazil were the object of this study: São Paulo (Congonhas and Guarulhos) and Rio de Janeiro (Santos Dumont and Galeão), the largest demand generating centers in the country, as well as two of the most important distribution centers of flights from South America. Using public databases presenting the evolution of supply and demand from 2013 - 2018, the evolution of flights and the sales by airlines in the same period, we estimated a linear model using panel data on a multiple linear regression with fixed effects. One of the results obtained is that healthy competition between airlines generates a positive effect on prices for consumers, the industry, and tourism, vital for the country.


Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University


Sao Paulo, Brazil

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A Capstone Project Submitted to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Aviation Management Certificate Program.