Air Transport in the Global South
Start date : 27 August 2019 09:00
End date : 30 August 2019 17:00
Where : London | Royaume-Uni
Hosted by :
Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers)
Information sources :
Convenors: Eric Njoya (University of Huddersfield) and Richard Knowles (University of Salford, Manchester & University of Huddersfield)
The slow development of air transport routes in the Global South (Africa, Latin America & parts of Asia) has impacted negatively on economic development. Routes within and between Global South countries are more limited than connections with Global North hubs and gateway cities. The objectives of the session are to identify why the air transport environment is weak in the Global South and external routes are dominated by airlines owned and based in the Global North.
Topics could include: - Aviation cooperation: South-South and North-South - Air Transport and Tourism Development - Aviation and Trade - Commercialisation of air transport infrastructure - The role of Low Cost Carriers (LCCs) - Distribution and marketing models - The importance of domestic aviation given the common lack of surface options in the global South - New tourist mobility patterns following the development of new middle classes
Practical informations :
Submission (by the 31st of January 2019): Please send your abstract to both E.Njoya@hud.ac.uk and R.D.Knowles@salford.ac.uk, including: - Title - Name(s) - Affiliation(s) - Email address(es) - Presenter’s name - Abstract (up to 150 words)
The whole special session will then be submitted by the conveners to the RGS Conference team.