Transport and Covid-19: responses and resources

Defining, Measuring and Improving Air Connectivity

Defining, Measuring and Improving Air Connectivity

This report examines different approaches to defining and measuring air connectivity, focussing on the perspectives that can help governments, airports and airlines to improve their long-term aviation strategies. The findings are then applied to assess air connectivity at two major hub airports – Incheon International Airport and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol – to demonstrate how air connectivity assessments can help improve outcomes for the users of aviation.

Policy Insights

  • Adapt the use of connectivity metrics to specific policy challenges.
  • Use a combination of approaches to assess potential knock-on effects that policy or strategy changes may have on air connectivity.
  • Involve all aviation stakeholders in the policy process of developing air connectivity metrics.
  • Make systematic use of air connectivity metrics to evaluate the performance of the national aviation sector and improve decision-making.

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