MCDA Modelling of Airports Impacts due to LCC's Operation
The growth of the low-cost carriers (LCC’s) change how airports are manage and their performance. This study focus on the literature review of the low-cost carriers growth, airport performance, multiple-criteria decision analysis (MCDA) and future work.
In this study we model the airport key performance areas and key performance indicators in a multi-criteria decision analysis model called MACBETH that allow the evaluation of options in a multiple criteria scenery and described every step to model the airport performance in Macbeth software. A case study was conducted in order to analyse the impact that low-cost carriers had in an airport performance on service quality during a period of six year.
Future work will consist in presenting a more complete modelling of the impacts taking into account not only the Operational, Economical and Environmental key performance areas of the airports, but also the Hinterland and the impacts in the regional economy. The final objective is to apply this modelling to one or two airports where the rapid growth of low-cost carriers can be easily seen during the last 10 years.