Academic Publications

Papers in peer reviewed journals

33. Budd, T.; Suau-Sanchez, P.; Halpern, N.; Mwesiumo, D.; Bråthen, S. (2021). "An assessment of air passenger confidence a year into the COVID-19 crisis: A segmentation analysis of passengers in Norway" Journal of Transport Geography, IN PRESS,103204. [10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2021.103204Link

32. Mwesiumo, D.; Halpern, N.; Budd, T.;Suau-Sanchez, P.; Bråthen, S. (2021)."An exploratory and confirmatory composite analysis of a scale for measuring privacy concerns" Journal of Business Research 136, 63-75. [10.1016/j.jbusres.2021.07.027] Link

31. Halpern, N.; Mwesiumo, D.; Budd, T.; Suau-Sanchez, P.; Bråthen, S. (2021): "Segmentation of passenger preferences for using digital technologies at airports in Norway" Journal of Air Transport Management 91, 102005. [10.1016/j.jairtraman.2020.102005] Link

30. Halpern, N.; Mwesiumo, D.; Suau-Sanchez, P.; Budd, T.; Bråthen, S. (2021): "Ready for digital transformation? The effect of organisational readiness, innovation, airport size and ownership on digital change at airports" Journal of Air Transport Management 90, 101949. [10.1016/j.jairtraman.2020.101949] Link

29. Jimenez, P.; Suau-Sanchez, P. (2020): "Reinterpreting the role of primary and secondary airports in low-cost carrier expansion in Europe" Journal of Transport Geography 88,102847. [10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2020.102847] Link

28. Wendt, P.; Voltes-Dorta, A.; Suau-Sanchez, P. (2020): "Estimating the costs for the airport operator and airlines of a drone-related shutdown: an application to Frankfurt international airport" Journal of Transportation Security [10.1007/s12198-020-00212-4] Link

27. Suau-Sanchez, P.; Voltes-Dorta, A.; Cugueró-Escofet, N. (2020): "An early assessment of the impact of COVID-19 on air transport: Just another crisis or the end of aviation as we know it?" Journal of Transport Geography 86,102749. [10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2020.102749] Link

26. Heffer-Flaata, H.; Voltes-Dorta, A.; Suau-Sanchez, P. (2020): "The impact of accommodation taxes on outbound travel demand from the United Kingdom to European Destinations". Journal of Travel Research [10.1177/0047287520908931] Link

25.- Inchausti-Sintes, F.; Voltes-Dorta, A.; Suau-Sánchez, P. (2020): "The income elasticity gap and its implications for economic growth and tourism development: the Balearic vs the Canary Islands". Current Issues in Tourism [10.1080/13683500.2020.1722618] Link


24.- Never, J.; Suau-Sanchez, P.  (2020): "Challenging the interline and codeshare legacy: Drivers and barriers for airline adoption of airport facilitated inter-airline network connectivity schemes". Research in Transportation Economics 79, 100736. [DOI: 10.1016/j.retrec.2019.100736] Link


23.- Suau-Sanchez, P.; Voltes-Dorta, A. (2019): "Drivers of airport scheduled traffic in European winter tourism areas: Infrastructure, accessibility, competition and catchment area". Journal of Air Transport Management 81, 101723. [10.1016/j.jairtraman.2019.101723] Link

22.- Piltz, C.; Voltes-Dorta, A.; Suau-Sanchez, P. (2018): “A comparative analysis of hub connections of European and Asian airports against Middle Eastern hubs in intercontinental markets”. Journal of Air Transport Management 66, 1-66. [DOI: 10.1016/j.jairtraman.2017.09.006] Link


21.- Ziegler, P.; Pagliari, R.; Suau-Sanchez, P.; Malighetti, P.; Redondi, R. (2017): “Low-cost carrier entry at small European airports: Low-cost carriers effects on network connectivity and self-transfer”. Journal of Transport Geography 60, 68-79. [DOI: 10.1016/j.trangeo.2017.02.011] Link


20.- Suau-Sanchez, P.; Voltes-Dorta, A.; Rodríguez-Déniz, H. (2017): “An assessment of the potential for self-connectivity at European Airports in holiday markets“. Tourism Management 62, 54-64. [DOI: 10.1016/j.tourman.2017.03.022] Link


19.- Voltes-Dorta, A.; Rodríguez-Déniz, H.; Suau-Sanchez, P. (2017): “Vulnerability of the European air transport network to major airport closures from the perspective of passenger delays: Ranking the most critical airports”. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice 96, 119-145. [DOI: 10.1016/j.tra.2016.12.009] Link


18.- Voltes-Dorta, A.; Rodríguez-Déniz, H.; Suau-Sanchez, P. (2017): “Passenger recovery after an airport closure at tourist destinations: A case study of Palma de Mallorca Airport”. Tourism Management 59, 449-466. [DOI: 10.1016/j.tourman.2016.09.001] Link


17.- Suau-Sanchez, P.; Voltes-Dorta, A.; Rodríguez-Déniz, H. (2016): “Measuring the potential for self-connectivity in global air transport markets: Implications for airports and airlines“. Journal of Transport Geography 57, 70-82. [DOI: 10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2016.09.013] Link


16.- Budd, T.; Suau-Sanchez, P. (2016): “Assessing fuel burn and CO2 impacts of next generation aircraft: a study of a major European low-cost carrier”. Research in Transportation Business & Management. [DOI: 10.1016/j.rtbm.2016.09.004] Link


15.- Suau-Sanchez, P.; Burghouwt, G.; Fageda, X. (2016): “Reinterpreting EU air transport deregulation: A disaggregated analysis of the spatial distribution of traffic in Europe, 1990-2009”. Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie 107, 48-65. [DOI: 10.1111/tesg.12133] Link


14.- Suau-Sanchez, P.; Voltes-Dorta, A.; Rodríguez-Déniz, H. (2016): “The role of London airports in providing connectivity for the UK: Regional dependence on foreign hubs”. Journal of Transport Geography 50, 94-104. [DOI: 10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2014.11.008] Link


13.- Tembleque-Vilalta, M., Suau-Sanchez, P. (2016): “A model to analyse the profitability of long-haul network development involving non-hub airports: The case of the Barcelona-Asian market”. Case Studies in on Transport Policy 4, 188-197.[10.1016/j.cstp.2014.12.004] Link


12.- Fageda, X., Suau-Sanchez, P., Mason, K. (2015): “The evolving low-cost business model: network implications of fare bundling and connecting flights in Europe”. Journal of Air Transport Management 42, 289-296. [10.1016/j.jairtraman.2014.12.002] Link


11.- Suau-Sanchez, P.; Voltes-Dorta, A.; Rodríguez-Déniz, H. (2015): “Regulatory airport classification in the US: the role of international markets”. Transport Policy 37, 157-166. [DOI: 10.1016/j.tranpol.2014.11.003] Link


10.- Suau-Sanchez, P.; Burghouwt, G.; Pallares-Barbera, M. (2014): “An appraisal of the CORINE land cover database in airport catchment area analysis using a GIS approach“. Journal of Air Transport Management 34, 12-16. [DOI: 10.1016/j.jairtraman.2013.07.004] Link


9.-  Rodríguez-Déniz, H.; Suau-Sanchez, P.; Voltes-Dorta, A. (2013): “Classifying airports according to their hub dimensions: An application to the US domestic network”. Journal of Transport Geography 33, 188–195 [DOI: 10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2013.10.011] Link.


8.- Suau-Sanchez, P.; Pallares-Barbera, M. (2013): “An evolutionary approach to air transport: market, technology and institutional co-evolution”. Documents d’Anàlisi Geogràfica 59 (3), 543-557.


7.- Suau-Sanchez, P. (2013): “Uneven patterns in airport seat capacity distribution: a review”. Documents d’Anàlisi Geogràfica 59 (1), 167-177. Link


6.- Suau-Sanchez, P.; Pallares-Barbera, M.; Tamásy, C.; Taylor, M. (2012): Guest Editor: “Knowledge, Networks and Work: Relational Dimensions of Regional Growth: Introduction to the Special Issue”. Urbani Izziv 23 (Supplement-1), s2-s6. [ DOI: 10.5379/urbani-izziv-en-2012-23-supplement-1-000] Link


5.- Pallares-Barbera, M.; Suau-Sanchez, P.; Le Heron, R.; Fromhold-Eisibith, M. (2012): Guest Editor: “Globalising Economic Spaces, Uneven Development and Regional Challenges: Introduction to the Special Issue”. Urbani Izziv 23 (Supplement-2), s2-s10. [ DOI: 10.5379/urbani-izziv-en-2012-23-supplement-2-000] Link


4.- Suau-Sanchez, P.; Burghouwt, G. (2012): “Connectivity levels and the competitive position of Spanish airports and Iberia’s network rationalization strategy, 2001-2007″. Journal of Air Transport Management 18 (1), 47-53. (DOI: 10.1016/j.jairtraman.2011.08.004) Link


3.- Suau-Sanchez, P.; Burghouwt, G. (2011): “The geography of the Spanish airport system: spatial concentration and deconcentration patterns in seat capacity distribution, 2001-2008”. Journal of Transport Geography 19 (2), 244-254. (DOI: 10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2010.03.019) Link


2.- Suau-Sanchez, P.; Pallares-Barbera, M.; Paül, V. (2011): “Incorporating annoyance in airport environmental policy: noise, societal response and community participation”. Journal of Transport Geography 19 (2), 275-284. (DOI: 10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2010.02.005) Link


1.- Suau-Sanchez, P.; Pallares-Barbera, M. (2007): “Planificación aeroportuaria y estrategias ambientales en Cataluña” Boletin de la Asociación de Geógrafos Españoles 45, 99-121.


Books and book chapters


6.- Suau-Sanchez, P.; Voltes-Dorta, A.; Rodríguez-Déniz, H. (2017): “Benchmarking Worldwide Airport Connectivity with Demand Data: Global Hub Competition, New Players and the Hidden Potential of Self-Connectivity” IN James H. and Peoples, Jr. The Economics of Airports Operations. Book Series: Advances in Airline Economics (Volume 6). Emerald Publishing Limited, pp. 387 – 423.


5.- Suau-Sanchez, P. (2013): “Construyendo alianzas: aeropuertos y espacios agrarios periurbanos” IN Roca Torrent, A.; Tous de Sousa, C. Percepcions de l’Espai Agrari Periurbà. Girona: Fundació Agroterritori, pp. 67-77.


4.- Suau-Sanchez, P. (2012): “Aeroport de Sabadell: La Singularitat de l’Èxit” IN Made in Sabadell. Sabadell: Ajuntament de Sabadell. pp. 30-35.


3.- Suau-Sanchez, P. (2010): “Subjective appraisal of aircraft noise” IN Knippenberger, U.; Wall, A. Airports in Cities and Regions. Research and Practice. Karlsruhe: Karlsruher Institut für Technologie Scientific Publishing. pp. 137-142.


2.- Suau-Sanchez, P. (2007): “La relación aerolínea-aeropuerto-territorio. El papel de la evaluación ambiental estratégica en los sistemas aeroportuarios” IN Paisaje e Infrastructuras. Sevilla: Junta de Andalucía, Consejería de Obras Públicas y Transportes.


1.- Suau-Sanchez, P.; Font, N. (2005): “¿Tienen calidad los centros comerciales? Un análisis del caso de Barcelona” IN La ciudad y el miedo. Girona: Universitat de Girona, AGE.

Book reviews


7.- Suau-Sanchez, P. (2013) European Spatial Research and Policy 20(1), pp. 140-142. | Book review: Grieco, M.; Urry, J. (Eds.) (2011) “Mobilities: new perspectives on transport and society”. Surrey: Ashgate, 163pp.  ISBN: 978-1-4094-1150-5.


6.- Suau-Sanchez, P. (2012) Documents d’Anàlisi Geogràfica 58(3), pp. 519-540. | Book review: Bel, G. (2010) “España capital París”. Barcelona: Destino, p. 325. ISBN: 978-84-233-4314-0.


5.- Suau-Sanchez, P. (2010) RGS-IBS Urban Geography Research Group. | Book review: Hanson, S.; Mei-Po, K. (2008) “Transport: Critical Essays in Human Geography”. Aldershot: Ashgate, p. 552. ISBN: 978-0-7546-2703-6.


4.- Suau-Sanchez, P. (2010) Societat Catalana de Geografia, Institut d’Estudis Catalans. | Conference review: Pallares-Barbera, M. (2010) “Com canviar quan el canvi és difícil? Barcelona i l’economia simbòlica”. Barcelona, 21 January, 2010.


3.- Suau-Sanchez, P. (2009) Journal Space and Polity 13(2), pp. 170-172. | Book review: Salter, M.B. (2008) “Politics at the Airport“. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 183p. ISBN: 978-0-8166-5015-6.


2.- Suau-Sanchez, P. (2008) Documents d’Anàlisi Geogràfica 51, pp. 167-170. | Book review: Burghouwt, G. (2007) “Airline network development in Europe and its implications for airport planning“. Aldershot: Ashgate, p. 287. ISBN: 978-0-7546-4506-1.


1.- Suau-Sanchez, P. (2004) Documents d’Anàlisi Geogràfica 43, pp. 199-202. | Congress review: “urBANALización. Paisajes comunes, lugares globales. Trobada Anual del Grup de Geografia Urbana, AGE”. Barcelona, 20 and 21 June, 2003.

Organization of Congresses and seminars

4.- Seminario Internacional sobre Innovación y Dinámicas Territoriales | Role: Member of the Organizing Committee | Organizer: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona |18 November 2011, Barcelona.

3.- Seminario Aeropuertos y Territorio | Role: Member of the Organizing Committee and Meeting Coordinator | Organizer: Association of Professional Geographers of Catalonia and Dept. Geography, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona | 17 March 2009, Barcelona.


2.- Worlds of new work? Multi-scalar dynamics of new economic spaces (Commission on the Dynamics of Economic Spaces, International Geographical Union) | Role: Member of the Organising Committee and Meeting Coordinator | Organizer: Economic Geography Research Group, Dept. Geography, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and IGU Commission on the Dynamics of Economic Spaces | 5-8 August 2008, Barcelona.


1.- International Workshop Low Cost Landscapes | Role: Member of the Organising Committee | Organizer: Observatori de la Urbaniztació, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona | 12-18 March 2007, Girona.

Other publications


8.- Martí-Costa, M.; Recio, A.;  Pybus, M.; Suau-Sanchez, P. (2014): “Entre l’excepcionalitat i la informalitat: Apunts per a un urbanisme postbombolla“. Papers, Regió Metropolitanta de Barcelona 57, 55-62.


7.- Contribution to: OECD (2013): “Green Growth in Brandenburg: An Analysis of the Regional Growth Core Schönefelder Kreuz”, OECD Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED) Working Papers, 2013/15, OECD Publishing.


6.- Suau-Sanchez, P. (2012): “Social factors in an institutional transition: Lessons from the ATC conflict in Spain”. Network Industries Quarterly 14(4), pp. 7-9.


5.- Suau-Sanchez, P.; Arias, A.; Marti-Costa, M.; Recio, A.; Pybus, M.; Serracant, M. (2012): “Learning from Las Vegas: debunking some myths about the gambling-urban economy” P3T Public Policies and Territory 3(1), pp. 9-16.


4.- Suau-Sanchez, P. (2008): “Reciprocity between external territorial factors and internal airport dynamics. The third runway at Barcelona airport: a story of noise” Aerlines Magazine 42, pp. 1-5.


3.- Jong, B. de; Suau-Sanchez, P.; Dross, M. (2008): “The underestimated Airport Region: Reflecting on planning policies in the airport regions of AMS, BCN and MUC” Aerlines Magazine 41, pp. 1-5.


2.- Suau-Sanchez, P. (2008): “El repte socioambiental dels aeroports” Omnis Cellula 16, pp. 7.


1.- Puche, C.;  Suau-Sanchez, P. (2007): “La conquesta dels avions” NAT 35, pp. 40-50.