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Unilitha2
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Help for Master Thesis (related to airline industry)

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Hi everyone !

I need to find a topic for my master thesis that I'll have to do next year. I am currently studying economics and I would really be interested in writing a paper related to the airline industry. However I have some kind of lack of inspirations these last week so I was wondering whether anyone could help me out here finding good ideas of problem to solve or any ideas of topic on which I could write something consistent ...

Thank you so much !

C ya !

TCAS_climb
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Thinking out loud here... Ancillary revenues! It's a game-changer in the industry and mostly economical subject (not much about operations).

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First of all let me wish you good luck!

Secondly having experienced it myself it is nearly impossible to get data from the airline industry, whether from airlines or from airports.

So if I were you I'd think a litte about what you like first? DO you like game theory, do you like passenger behavioural studies, do you econometric analysis? I would first really think about what you like in economics and then try to link it to the airline industry.

Otherwise you may have a tough time writing a full paper.

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Maybe a bit late, as some investments have been done and plans realised, but why not a study about the impact of the connection of BRU airport to the High Speed Train network. Will this be a curse or a blessing ?
Will BRU win pax ex FRA, CDG, AMS, FRA as their capacity is reaching the max, or will carriers choose to operate ex BRU for that same reason !

Unilitha2
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Thank you very much to you all.

I had in mind to work on the economics of mergers and aquisitions in the airline industry and more particularly in Europe. I would have like to study the problems of strong national supremacy and desire to keep a national airline. I thought as well that it could be interesting to come back to the Alcazar project and follow the evolution till the OpenSkies agreement and assess what really is coming out of this ...

What do you think about that ?

Still you scare me with this apparent lack of data's :?
Vinnie-Winnie wrote:First of all let me wish you good luck!

Secondly having experienced it myself it is nearly impossible to get data from the airline industry, whether from airlines or from airports.

So if I were you I'd think a litte about what you like first? DO you like game theory, do you like passenger behavioural studies, do you econometric analysis? I would first really think about what you like in economics and then try to link it to the airline industry.

Otherwise you may have a tough time writing a full paper.

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How about looking at the impact of delayed new aircraft deliveries on airlines, like the Dreamliner (impact on ANA) or B747-8 (impact on Cargolux). In other words, the risks and benefits of being a launch customer for a new design airliner.

Another interesting subject could be a critical review of the EASA standard which by no means equals FAA. Approach this from an airline point of view, if you were to start a new European AOC, where would you do this and which countries would you avoid? Which countries harm competition by adding excessive national regulations over and above the minimum EASA standards. You could focus on an airline, e.g. if Ryanair were based in Belgium would it be as competitive, or you could focus on a country, what is Belgium's competitive position versus other EASA member states?

Good luck!

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sounds all nice, but the main problem is... data availability from the airlines and airports. And I can imagine that even the state organisations are not so eager to show all their information.

Other option: go European by your local elected MP of the European parlieament. Those guys are great sources of information . It can prepare you for a lucrative job at the EU as well ( if you have a positive sponsor. )
But first check out his/her back grounds, parties, allies etcetera.
Going the European way will give you a bit of a one sided picture, not so much in favour of Ryanair and the like.
To start with, you can find the European resolutions and court rulings on the internet, and the people involved. They all belong to a political party, and with some clicks you have their contact data.
To support your thesis, you could offer a small political party to join their study department for free , just to have acces to the data. Nothing illegal, just a bit give and take.
Good luck.

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Hi Unilitha,
Not sure whether you are still looking for a topic,but anyway here are some interesting titles from my side:

-"Setting up a new (regional ) airline in the Belgian environment" ( starting with analysis of the market,administrative steps to take,AOC, choosing of right aircraft type,hiring of flight crew,business plan, etc.etc..)
-"Impact of EU C312/01 of 09/12/2005 on the traffic between regional airports in the EU.(start-up aid to airlines to establish new scheduled flights from regional airports such as Antwerp-Deurne and Oostende-Brugge)
-"The future of regional airports. Added value for economic development or a waste of money? "
-"A case-study to explore the possibility to attract Intercontinental scheduled passenger flights on regional airports".

Grtz and good luck. ;)
Flyair10

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Unilitha2 wrote: 22 Apr 2010, 14:19 Hi everyone !

I need to find a topic for my master thesis that I'll have to do next year. I am currently studying economics and I would really be interested in writing a paper related to the airline industry. However I have some kind of lack of inspirations these last week so I was wondering whether anyone could help me out here finding good ideas of problem to solve or any ideas of topic on which I could write something consistent ...

Thank you so much rice purity test !

C ya !
Hi Unilitha2,

For your master's thesis related to the airline industry, you could consider topics on emerging tech, sustainability strategies, post-pandemic consumer trends, or regulatory impacts. Let me know if you need any other suggestions.

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