Regional Airport: Study on Economic and Social Profitability

Regional Airport: Study on Economic and Social Profitability

S. Amoroso L. Caruso

Department of Transport Engineering, University of Palermo, Italy

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Using Geomatics and GIS technologies, the aim of this study is the recovery of a regional economy focused on the areas that are marginalized and depressed, or with an emerging tourist industry, to reach explanatory variables of the airport impact on the regional economy. This analysis is conducted on the basis of geographical data and socio-economic features that characterized the area taken into account.


air transport, airport, economic profi tability, regional development, social cost, social benefits


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