ATARD: Case Studies on Remote Regions


Air transport is generally considered to be a key factor for the economic competitiveness of the most developed regions of a country and for the social welfare of the less developed ones, which often are remote regions difficult to access through other transport modes. However, the relationship between air transport and regional development has not been fully investigated considering all the relevant dimensions. Building advanced knowledge about such relationships, with a focus on Europe, is the main reason for this Action.


The Management Committee of ATARD COST Program solicits the submission of papers dealing with the relationships between airlines, airports and the local economy in Remote Regions. The “remoteness” of a region is defined rather broadly – relative to either a center of a country or large regional hub airport(s), or in relation to proximity to large centers of economic activity. A case study is any contribution dealing with the following issues:

    Airport efficiency
    Airport management
    Airline economics and management
    Network and connectivity
    Air Traffic Control
    Cost benefit analysis
    Consumer choice
    Aviation and local transportation system
    Public service obligations
    Competition between airlines and airports
    Wider economic benefits of aviation

The list above is not exhaustive.


    Deadline for abstract submissions: February 11, 2018. Early submissions are strongly encouraged.
    Acceptance decision by: February 18, 2018.

Submit abstracts to

Date and venue

University of Ruse, Campus 2, Room 2.1018, Studentska Str., Ruse, Bulgaria
19th - 20th of April, 2018

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