Modeling Air-travel Booking Behavior and Market Dynamics

About the Project

This project aims at the study of consumer behavior in online airline markets.

The rise of the Internet and the shift of consumer activities in digital space has strong impact on individual and firm behavior. Consumers can reach a larger pool of offers. This results in potential increase in consumer satisfaction, but also in information overload. One solution recently developed by the industry is to offer aggregators. These websites collect a high number of offers for any consumer search. They are confronted with the question of how to present these offers to the consumer. In this respect, anticipating consumer behavior from browsing (search), to conversion (decision to buy), and further to choice (decision what to buy) becomes an important challenge.
This project aims at the in-depth study of consumer behavior in online environments and at the analysis of its implications on the example of the air-travel market. It will heavily rely on a unique, and very large pool of data describing market characteristics and consumer behavior in incredible detail provided by the industrial partner – Amadeus.

Principal Investigator
Project's partner(s)
  • Laboratories:
    • GREDEG
    • LJAD
    • North Carolina State University
    • Griffith University
  • Industrial Partner:
    • Amadeus
  • September 2018 - August 2022
Total Amount
  • 195 000 euros
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