Accession Number : AD0720732

Title :   A Forecast of Air Travel Demand and Airport and Airway Use in 1980,

Corporate Author : CENTER FOR NAVAL ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA INST OF NAVAL STUDIES

Personal Author(s) : DeVany, Arthur S. ; Garges, Eleanor H.

Report Date : JAN 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 44

Abstract : The demand for air travel between 581 pairs of domestic cities, which comprise 60 percent of total U.S. domestic air travel, is analyzed and forecast to the year 1980. An assessment of operating economies of new wide-body aircraft and alternative trip times likely to be experienced by future air travelers is made to generate assumptions regarding the structure of future fares and trip times by distance. These assumptions are combined with income and population projections for each city and an estimated demand function to forecast levels of passenger travel between each pair of cities. Airline flights between these pairs of cities are projected under 2 patterns of service that may evolve with the further introduction of wide-body jets into commercial service. (Author)

Descriptors :   *AIR TRAFFIC, PREDICTIONS, COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT, COSTS, TIME, POPULATION, SALARIES, AIRPORTS.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE