Geographia Polonica (2011) vol. 84, iss. 2

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Changing accessibility of Polish airports on the course of demographic and economic demand

Tomasz Komornicki, Przemysław Śleszyński

Geographia Polonica (2011) vol. 84, iss. 2, pp. 47-63
doi: https://doi.org/10.7163/GPol.2011.2.4

Abstract

The demand for air services is analysed using a methodology based on catchment area designation by driving-time zones (time-wise accessibility by individual car transport). Calculated for the zones in question were: absolute and relative demographic demand, absolute economic demand (number of businesses within a particular catchment area) and relative economic de-mand. The study suggests four variants where demand is concerned, according to existing and planned locations, as of 2008 and 2015.

Keywords: airports, air travel, demand forecasting, demographic and economic demand, catch-ment area, market area, spatial accessibility, Poland.

Tomasz Komornicki [t.komorn@twarda.pan.pl], Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization Polish Academy of Sciences Twarda 51/55, 00-818 Warsaw: Poland
Przemysław Śleszyński [psleszyn@twarda.pan.pl], Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization, Polish Academy of Sciences, Twarda 51/55, 00‑818 Warsaw: Poland