Airline data for global city network research: reviewing and refining existing approaches.

Derudder, Ben and Witlox, Frank and Faulconbridge, James and Beaverstock, Jonathan (2008) Airline data for global city network research: reviewing and refining existing approaches. GeoJournal, 71 (1). pp. 5-18. ISSN 1572-9893

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Abstract

Information on air passenger flows is potentially a prime data source for assessing spatial patterns in the global city network, but previous analyses have been hampered by inadequate and/or partial data. The ensuing analytical deficiencies have reduced the overall value of these analyses, and this paper examines how some of these deficiencies may be rectified. First, we review the rationale for using airline data to analyse the global city network. Second, we assess the data problems encountered in previous research. Third, we elaborate on the construction of datasets that may circumvent some of these problems. The proposed refinements include the omission of the hub function of major airports and ways to extract relevant business flows from the data.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: GeoJournal
Additional Information: The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com.
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/researchoutput/libraryofcongress/g1
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Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre
ID Code: 9555
Deposited By: Dr James R. Faulconbridge
Deposited On: 13 Jun 2008 15:15
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 24 Aug 2019 00:48
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/9555

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