Accession Number : AD0691861

Title :   MARGINAL COST PRICING OF AIRPORT RUNWAY CAPACITY,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Carlin,Alan ; Park,Rolla Edward

Report Date : AUG 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : The report explores the possibility of relieving the congestion and optimizing the use of airport runways by imposing marginal cost pricing or congestion tolls. Other short-term solutions are only briefly considered. New York's LaGuardia Airport is used as the primary example. It is concluded that proportional marginal cost pricing is preferable on efficiency grounds to the present weight-based service pricing used at most airports. Carrier load factors would have to be increased to more efficient levels by administrative measures.

Descriptors :   (*CIVIL AVIATION, RUNWAYS), (*RUNWAYS, *COST EFFECTIVENESS), AIRPORTS, COSTS, EFFICIENCY, SCHEDULING, DECISION MAKING, AIR TRAFFIC, REDUCTION, VALUE ENGINEERING, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, QUEUEING THEORY, SUBSTITUTES, NEW YORK

Subject Categories : Terminal Flight Facilities
      Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE