Air passenger demand and skilled labor markets by US metropolitan area

Khaula A. Alkaabi, Keith G. Debbage

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This paper examines the relationships that exist between skilled labor markets and air transportation by US metropolitan area. The goal is to enhance the current literature by conducting a more specific investigation of the links that exist between air passenger demand and employment levels within metropolitan economies focusing especially on employment patterns and the number of establishments for both the professional, scientific, and technical (PST) services sector and the high-technology sector. The results suggest that employment opportunities and the number of establishments in both sectors are systematically linked to the geography of air passenger demand.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)121-130
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Air Transport Management
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - May 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Economic development
  • High-technology
  • Metropolitan areas
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Transportation
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
  • Law


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