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Systematic peak-load pricing, congestion premia and demand diverting: Empirical evidence

Escobari, Diego (2009): Systematic peak-load pricing, congestion premia and demand diverting: Empirical evidence. Published in: Economics Letters , Vol. 103, No. 1 (April 2009): pp. 59-61.

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Abstract

This paper finds empirical support to systematic peak-load pricing in airlines---higher fares in ex-ante known congested periods. It estimates a congestion premia and supports the main empirical prediction in Gale and Holmes (1993)---less discount seats on peak fights.

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