Slovak Airports As Profit/Loss Making Entities: Consequences For Transport Policies

Novák Sedláčková, A., Švecová, D., Tomová, A. (2019). Slovak Airports As Profit/Loss Making Entities: Consequences For Transport Policies. Journal of Tourism and Services, 10(19): 153-163. https://doi.org/10.29036/jots.v10i19.112

  • Alena Novák Sedláčková Faculty of Operation and Economics of Transport and Communications, University of Žilina
  • Denisa Švecová Faculty of Operation and Economics of Transport and Communications, University of Žilina
  • Anna Tomová Faculty of Operation and Economics of Transport and Communications, University of Žilina
Keywords: regional airports, financial analysis, profitability, regions, transport policy

Abstract

Regional airports in the European Union have been studied in several papers so far, however, not delivering a lot of knowledge of airports as profit/loss making entities. In the paper, we focus on the Slovak airports which are typical representatives of regional airports in the EU.  As there is the knowledge gap in the field of airports in newer member countries of the EU, we explain the specific socio-economic context of the airports in the Slovak Republic against a background of their financial ratios. Our findings are suggestive of the need to set a clear dividing line and interface between national airport policies of member countries of the EU and the EU common airport policy.

Author Biographies

Alena Novák Sedláčková, Faculty of Operation and Economics of Transport and Communications, University of Žilina

Air Transport Department, Faculty of Operation and Economics of Transport and Communications, University of Žilina, Univerzitná 1, 010 26 Žilina, Slovakia, e-mail:alena.sedlackova@fpedas.uniza.sk. She is responsible for courses of Air Law and Business and Personal Relationships in Civil Aviation. Her research is focused on the legal aspects of aviation, economic regulation of airports, horizontal cooperation of airlines and economics of regional airports under the legal framework of the EU.

Denisa Švecová, Faculty of Operation and Economics of Transport and Communications, University of Žilina

Air Transport Department, Faculty of Operation and Economics of Transport and Communications, University of Žilina, Univerzitná 1, 010 26 Žilina, Slovakia, e-mail:denisa.svecova@fpedas.uniza.sk. The PhD student and her dissertation thesis and research is focused on the economics of regional airports under the legal framework of the EU.

Anna Tomová, Faculty of Operation and Economics of Transport and Communications, University of Žilina

Air Transport Department, Faculty of Operation and Economics of Transport and Communications, University of Žilina, Univerzitná 1, 010 26 Žilina, Slovakia, e-mail:anna.tomova@fpedas.uniza.sk. She has introduced the new courses of Aviation Economics at the Department of Air Transport at University of Žilina. In her research, she focuses on the economics of airlines, airports and air navigation service providers in the context of national and international transport policies.

Published
2019-12-05