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Capacity Building through Efficient Use of Existing Airport Infrastructure

Summary and Conclusions
Capacity Building through Efficient Use of Existing Airport Infrastructure

This report examines how airport capacity could be improved to benefit the users of aviation, without building new airport infrastructure. Roundtable participants took a view that any congested airport represents a market failure with rents accruing either to airlines and/or elsewhere along the value chain. The distributive impacts of slot allocation regimes and any trade-offs from potential changes to them thus need to be considered by policy makers before deciding on any capacity allocation measures. Participants agreed that a multi-faceted approach is needed to improve welfare of aviation users, which in particular needs to take advantage of technological change in the sector. The publication summarises the results of a 
Roundtable held in Querétaro, Mexico 
in March 2017.

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