Business Aviation is part of the air transport. It is of particular interest for business travellers due to short distances, a certain comfort, and speed. Since in this segment smaller aircraft are used, which require shorter runways than the regular scheduled air and charter traffic, they can operate from a larger number of airports. Since 2005, however, these airports have to be adjusted to the new standards according to a JAR-OPS rule.
In this case it is important to identify the relevance of these airports for the regional economy. They are often located close to international airports with capacity problems. By taking over certain transports these airports can contribute to the relief of large airports. By means of a quantitative model the extent of such a relief potential can be determined. Important parameters with regard to successful traffic shifting are an easily accessible location of the airport and sufficiently long runways.
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