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

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 | Full text

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 [], Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization Polish Academy of Sciences, Twarda 51/55, 00‑818 Warszawa, Poland
Przemysław Śleszyński [], Instytut Geografii i Przestrzennego Zagospodarowania im. S. Leszczyckiego PAN