Portugal and Air Transport in the Early 21st Century

  • Kenneth Button ULHT


The Nature of air transport
1. Air transport is important
• It is a big industry
• It is vital to many industries and regions
2. It is multi-facited
• Airlines
• Airports
• Air traffic control
• Domestic and international
3. It is a network Industry
• Portugal is part of Europe (legal fact)
• Portugal is part of the world (globalization)
4. It is not wanted for its own sake
• It “facilitates” and does not create
5. It has environmental implications
• Noise
• Greenhouse gas emissions