The effect of code-share agreements on the temporal profile of airline fares

Marco Alderighi, Alberto A. Gaggero, Claudio A. Piga

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This paper aims at investigating how the pricing strategy of European airlines is affected by code-share agreements on international routes. Our data cover several routes linking the main UK airports to many European destinations and includes posted fares collected at different days before departure. By analyzing the temporal profile of airline fares, we identify three main results. First, code-share increases fares especially for early bookers. Second, the higher prices in code-shared flights are offered by marketing carriers. Finally, in single operator code-shared flights (unilateral code-share), the pricing profile is flatter than under parallel code-share.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)42-54
Number of pages13
JournalTransportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice
Early online date18 Apr 2015
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2015
Externally publishedYes


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