The OECD holds a roundtable on airline mergers and alliances

Key documents: Executive Summary with key findings, Detailled Summary of the discussion, Background note Executive summary, by the Secretariat In the light of the written submissions, the background note and the oral discussion, the following points emerge: (1) Travellers differ widely, in their ability to be flexible about origin and destination airports and about time and day of travel, and in their opportunity cost of time spent travelling. Because most travellers are not flexible about their origin and destination cities, airline markets are usually defined as “city-pair” markets, with exceptions in special cases. Travellers who have a lower opportunity cost of travel generally enjoy a wider choice of routes between their origin and destination cities, and hence benefit from a

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  • OECD - Competition Division (Paris)

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OECD, The OECD holds a roundtable on airline mergers and alliances, 1 October 1999, e-Competitions October 1999, Art. N° 85751

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