Dr John Frankie O’Connell is currently a Reader in Air Transport at the University of Surrey. Previous to this, he was a senior lecturer at the Centre of Air Transport Management at Cranfield University where he worked for 10 years, while prior to that he has worked for the Boeing commercial aircraft company as an analyst for a number of years and then for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (extended campus in California) as an airline lecturer for a further five years. While at Embry-Riddle, he regularly lectured at the NASA Ames research facility at Moffett Field. He has been onsite with over 55 airlines around the world as well as with Airbus and Rolls-Royce in both an advisory and training capacity in the many multifaceted subject areas that pertain to air transport. He has published numerous academic papers, all of which are airline focused and are pivoted around Airline Management, Strategy, Market analysis, Deregulation and Marketing - he sits on the editorial board of a number of Journals including the Journal of Air Transport Management. His latest book entitled ‘Air Transport in the 21st Century’ has become a very popular manuscript in an academic and commercial context. This interdisciplinary mix of both commercial and academic pursuits has allowed Dr O’Connell to become a competent ‘knowledge broker’ of the airline industry. He has completed a PhD in Airline Strategy and an MSc in Air Transport Management from Cranfield University, together with an MBA (Aviation) from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He is also a certified IATA instructor and holds a pilot’s licence.
Book: O’Connell, J.F., and Williams, G. (2011), Air Transport in the 21st Century – Key Strategic Developments, Ashgate Publishing, London.
Papers (ABS 4*): Corbet, S., O’Connell, J. F., Efthymiou, M., Guiomard, C., & Lucey, B. (2019). The impact of terrorism on European tourism. Annals of Tourism Research, 75, 1-17.
Corbet, S., Efthymiou, M., Lucey, B., O'Connell, J.F., (2021). When lightning strikes twice: The tragedy-induced demise and attempted corporate resuscitation of Malaysia airlines. Annals of Tourism Research, 87, 103109
This paper estimates the influence of terrorist attacks on European tourism through the short-term post hoc response of the airline industry and passengers. We use a seasonally-adjusted ARMA-GARCH methodology on unique datasets that examine changes in tourism as measured by ASKs, seats filled and changes in both fares and revenues. Traffic flows are found to fall despite significant fare reductions; however, this response varies substantially based on the flight origin and ticket-type purchased. We found that business travel slows substantially due to duty of care legislation for corporate transport. While we found evidence indicating substantial airline fare reductions, in the majority of investigated cases this response was unable to mitigate substantial reductions in passenger demand and flows across varying ticket types.
This paper examines China’s considerations in reaching the 2004 and 2007 Air Service Agreement Protocols with the United States (US) and the impacts of such policy on the China-US market from the perspective of China. Analysis shows that the 2004 and the 2007 Protocols have profound impacts on the China-US market. The two Protocols have been associated with phenomenal traffic growth and intensified competition. Passengers also benefit from much more choice in terms of both airlines and routing. Over time, Chinese carriers’ operating performance and financial performance have gradually improved after the liberalization expressed in the Protocols. However, the industry’s hub-building initiatives are still seriously challenged by competing hubs in Seoul and Tokyo which have diverted substantial number of passengers moving between the China and US markets. Such issues have to be addressed in order to create a win-win outcome for both countries.
This study examines the metronomic rise of Turkish Airlines into a global carrier in the period following domestic deregulation and part privatisation. Using a comparative assessment of the carrier's network and its competitive strategies during the 2003-2013/2014 period it was found that Turkish Airlines now benefits from considerable network, cost, service and brand advantages over competing European and to a lesser extent Middle-Eastern airlines. Its network operation based in Istanbul Ataturk airport enjoys strong geographic and demographic advantages, which enables it to optimise the use of its large and young short-haul fleet between a significant number of domestic and international points. This study has important implications for partially or fully state owned legacy carriers as to how to gain competitive advantages in an increasingly open and liberal airline industry.
Given the China’s fast-evolving aviation market, a reliable carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions forecast is essential to identify and mitigate the environmental impact of aviation market. Due to slot limits and airport capacity constraints in Shanghai, the rate of traffic growth has slowed down in recent years. However, the increasing number of regional and international flights tends to drive the fuel consumption and carbon emissions to an unexpectedly high level. This study uses a two-tiered bottom-up emissions prediction method for empirically estimating and forecasting air transport CO2 emissions on all the passenger flights to/from Shanghai. The Autoregressive Integrated Moving Average (ARIMA) linear model was applied for a 5-year prediction of air transport fuel consumption and en route CO2 emissions. The research established that 36.49 million tonnes of CO2 will be emitted into the atmosphere by the end of June 2021, representing a 6.41% increase compared to the same period a year earlier. Market-based recommendations are proposed including a nationwide carbon market and a carbon offset scheme, accordingly.
The spread of misinformation with regards to aviation disasters continues to be a point of concern for aviation companies. Much of this information usually surrounds speculation based on the cause and responsibility attributed to the incident, implicitly possessing the potential to generate significant financial market price volatility. In this paper, we investigate a number of stylised facts relating to the effects of airline disasters on aviation stocks, while considering contagion effects, information flows and the sources of price discovery within the broad sector. Results indicate a substantially elevated levels of share price volatility in the aftermath of aviation disasters, while cumulative abnormal returns present sharp under-performance of the analysed companies relative to international exchanges. When considering an EGARCH analysis, we observe that share price volatility appears to be significantly influenced by the scale of the disaster in terms of the fatalities generated. Significant contagion effects upon the broad aviation index along with substantial changes in traditional price discovery channels are also identified. The role that the spread of information on social media, whether it be correct or of malicious origins, cannot be eliminated as an explanatory factor of these changing dynamics over time and region.
Some airlines, especially Low Cost Carriers (LCCs), have earned significant profits from revenues derived from ancillary revenues. However, to date few have been able to derive a meaningful portion of revenues from 3rd party ancillaries. The key to increasing these revenues comes from an understanding of passenger willingness to pay for 3rd party products/services, coupled with increasing customer awareness and consequently the all-important customer conversion. This study assesses the 3rd party ancillary services that passengers are more willing to purchase, along with the potential offers that might increase their willingness to purchase specific 3rd party services. A mixed methods approach was used consisting of a passenger survey and nine expert interviews. The main findings are that car hire, airport parking, and the sale of hotel rooms had the most significant associations with customer willingness to pay. It was also found that there was a significant association between specific offers and increased willingness to purchase. The 15% discount off a future flight, and to a lesser extent, hotel price guarantees were the most significant. Expert interviewees confirmed that the future sustainability of this revenue stream for airlines is centred on mobile digital devices, customer conversion, and exploiting potential market opportunities.
In 2014, Malaysia Airlines experienced two tragedies in quick succession, damaging the company's reputation and finances, with negative implications for Malaysian tourism. This research assesses the impact of this. We find that the share price response was immediate and substantive. The carrier implemented sweeping adjustments, while passenger traffic rapidly declined particularly in Asian markets. Malaysian Airlines augmented fare reduction after each accident to stem the ongoing leakage of passengers. Traffic from China witnessed sharp declines, signalling the severity of the incumbents' prognosis. We further examine the investor response and the ultimate government decision to nationalise and restructure. •We investigate the financial effects of the Malaysia Airlines disasters.•Share price response to both tragedies was substantial compared to previous incidents.•The reverberating shocks changed long-standing correlations and information flows.•International passengers sought other options despite lower fares offerings.•The most prudent choice was Malaysian state intervention to protect tourism industry.
Pilot retention has been a significant concern for airlines that find it difficult to recruit and maintain pilots who are classified as high skilled employees. The aim of this research is to determine the factors that influence pilot retention and investigate if these factors differ based on gender, age and level of commercial flying experience of pilots. A mixed methods approach was used. Quantitative information was collected via an online survey sent to 394 Ryanair pilots. Nine in-depth expert interviews were conducted. The pilots ranked, in order of importance, a number of retention-influencing factors spanning seven areas, identified with the help of interviewees and secondary research. The results of the survey indicate that the most important retention influencing factors are being based at home, working a fixed roster pattern for a financially stable airline, being paid a competitive salary and having job security. This research provides qualitative evidence that airlines can use to develop or update their financial and non-financial benefits packages and where necessary, amend work practices and maximise pilot motivation to stay. •Airlines generally face high rates of pilot turnover.•Seven category areas containing 30 subcategories influencing pilot retention are identified.•394 Ryanair pilots assessed their retention-influencing factors in the seven category areas.•The most important factors are: being home based, fixed roster, financially-stable carrier, competitive salary, job security.
COVID-19 is an unprecedented situation and its impacts are expected to be significant, especially for the travel and tourism industry. This study contains a comprehensive and in-depth analysis of air transport capacity, traffic and revenue changes in domestic and international markets involving China with a focus on airlines, route networks and airports during the Covid-19 pandemic covering the period through to April 2020. Data from OAG and MIDT were used to analyse the Chinese domestic market, the traffic China to Europe and China to the rest of Asia. The analysis found that domestic markets, those served by well financed/funded air carriers, those less exposed to the highest rates of Covid-19 infection and those that are seeing the least restrictive lockdown and travel measures have been least impacted by the pandemic and are those that are most likely to rebound first. Less well financed/funded carriers whose networks are focussed on international markets, premium traffic and discretionary leisure travel have been found to be impacted most by the pandemic and are those that are likely to take the longest to recover. In terms of Chinese airports, performance has varied according to airlines served, characteristic of the airport/city, and the severity of the outbreak.
Fatigue has been a long-standing concern in modern aviation. The duty hours of those who operate (cabin crew and pilots) have increased significantly. In order to combat the effects of fatigue, operators must adhere to Flight Time Limitations (FTLs) strictly set by regulatory bodies. With advances in the science of fatigue, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) in February 2016 altered the duty limits and rest periods. A quantitative self-report survey design using descriptive statistics, chi-square tests of association and probit regressions with marginal effect calculations gathered the crew perceptions about the impact of the FTL regulation change to fatigue levels, reporting and safety/just culture. Participants (n = 794) were commercial cabin crew and pilots operating under European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) regulations. 73.2% said they have not reported fatigue to their airline and 81.7% having operated fatigued. Scales on Fatigue Knowledge and Just/Safety Culture were constructed. Each point increase on the 6-item Just/Safety Culture scale shows that respondents are 8.6 percentage points less likely to operate fatigued. This study signifies that fatigue is under-reported and is a real risk to safety in the aviation industry. A substantial change to the existing safety culture should be encouraged and the fatigue’s safety implications should not be underestimated and safety be compromised for maximum aircraft and labour utilisation.
One of the key sub-sectors in the aviation industry includes that of engine manufacturers, who have long led technological advancement and the battle to reduce airline carbon emissions. However, these same companies have been susceptible to a number of issues that have been central to international airlines due to higher costs and competition pressures. When an aviation disaster occurs, there is widespread allocation of blame and responsibility, which has left engine manufacturers exposed until the true cause is identified. This can generate many issues with regards to reputational damage and ability to generate finance. We set out to analyse such interactions over time and region. Our results indicate that engine manufacturers have had to contend with substantial income and financial leverage issues in the aftermath of a major aviation disaster, irrespective of whether they have been identified as a causation factor in the incident itself. Further, we clearly identify that there exists an average one day loss of 1.64% in the immediate aftermath of aviation incidents. Substantial corporate instability is found to persist without the company being in any way responsible for the incident. Shortly thereafter, contagion effects increase as speculation diminishes and more factual evidence arrives. The role of social media is examined as a potential contributory factor. •We investigate the contagion effects of aviation disasters upon engine manufacturers.•Results indicate substantial income and leverage effects in the aftermath of disaster.•Significant abnormal returns are identified.•Such effects exist regardless of speculated causation factors.•The role of social media is examined as a potential contributory factor.
Efthymiou, M., Usher, D., O’Connell, J.F., Warnock-Smith, D., Conyngham, G., (2021). The factors influencing entry level airline pilot retention: An empirical study of Ryanair. Journal of Air Transport Management, 91, 101997
Akyildirim, E., Corbet, S., O’Connell, J.F., Sensoy, A., (2021). The influence of aviation disasters on engine manufacturers: An analysis of financial and reputational contagion risks, 74, 101630
Corbet, S., Efthymiou, M., Lucey, B., O'Connell, J.F., (2021). When lightning strikes twice: The tragedy-induced demise and attempted corporate resuscitation of Malaysia airlines. Annals of Tourism Research, 87, 103109
Shaw, M., Tiernan, S., O’Connell, J.F., Warnock-Smith, D., Efthymiou, M., (2021). Third party ancillary revenues in the airline sector: An exploratory study. Journal of Air Transport Management, 90, 101936
Efthymiou, M., Whiston, S., O'Connell, J.F., Brown, G.D., (2021). Flight Crew evaluation of the Flight Time Limitations Regulation. Case Studies on Transport Policy. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cstp. 2021.01.002
Huijuan, Y., O'Connell, J.F. (2020). Short-term carbon emissions forecast for aviation industry in Shanghai. Journal of Cleaner Production, 275, 122734
Akyildirim, E., Corbet, S., Efthymiou, M., Guiomard, C., O'Connell, J.F. and Sensoy, A. (2020). The financial market effects of international aviation disasters. International Review of Financial Analysis, 69, 101468
O'Connell, J. F., Avellana, R. M., Warnock-Smith, D., & Efthymiou, M. (2020). Evaluating drivers of profitability for airlines in Latin America: A case study of Copa Airlines. Journal of Air Transport Management, 84. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jairtraman.2019.101727
Warnock-Smith, D., Cameron, D., & O’Connell, J. F. (2020). Organisational Trust: a case Application In The Air Transport Sector. Transport Policy. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tranpol.2020.01.004
Corbet, S., O’Connell, J. F., Efthymiou, M., Guiomard, C., & Lucey, B. (2019). The impact of terrorism on European tourism. Annals of Tourism Research, 75, 1-17.
Ram, A., O’Connell, J.F., Efthymiou, M., Njoya, E.T. (2019). How safe is safe? A Canadian air carriers safety behaviour investigation. Journal of Air Transport Studies, 10(2), 1-30
Nadine Meichsner, N.A., O'Connell, J.F., Warnock-Smith, D. (2018). The future for African air transport: Learning from Ethiopian Airlines, Journal of Transport Geography, 71, 182-197
Reales, C.N., O'Connell, J.F. (2017). An examination of the revenue generating capability of co-branded cards associated with Frequent Flyer Programmes, Journal of Air Transport Management, 65, 63-75
Warnock-Smith, D., O'Connell, J.F., Maleki, M. (2017). An analysis of ongoing trends in airline ancillary revenues, Journal of Air Transport Management, 64, 42-54
Slattery, J., O’Connell, J.F., Tiernan, S., Rhoades, D., Warnock-Smith, D. (2017). Strategy and Competitive Rivalry in the Jet Airframe Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Single Aisle Market, International Journal of Aviation Management, in Press
Martín Rodríguez, A., O’Connell. J.F. (2017). Can low-cost long-haul carriers replace Charter airlines in the long-haul market? A European perspective, Tourism Economics, 1-15, In Press, DOI: 10.1177/1354816617724017
Yip, T.L., Lei, Z., O’Connell, J.F. (2017). Editorial: Business model innovation in air transport management - Selected papers from the IFSPA 2015, Hong Kong, 2015, Journal of Air Transport Management, 64, 1-4
O’Connell. J.F., Connolly, D. (2016).The strategic evolution of Aer Lingus from a full-service airline to a low-cost carrier and finally positioning itself into a value hybrid airline, Tourism Economics, 23(6), 1296-1320
O’Connell, J.F., Bueno, O.E. (2016). A study into the hub performance Emirates, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways and their competitive position against the major European hubbing airlines, Journal of Air Transport Management, 50, 1-12
Redpath, N., O'Connell, J.F., Warnock-Smith, D. (2016). The strategic impact of airline group diversification: The cases of Emirates and Lufthansa, Journal of Air Transport Management, 49, 1-18.
Lei, Z., Yu, M, Chen, R., O’Connell, J.F. (2015). Liberalization of China–US air transport market: Assessing the impacts of the 2004 and 2007 protocols, Journal of Transport Geography, 50, 24-32.
Pearson, J., O’Connell, J. F., Pitfield, D., Ryley, T. (2015). Competition between Asian Network Airlines and Low Cost Carriers: Strategic Analysis, Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, TRB, 2501, 56-65.
Itani, N., O’Connell, J.F., Mason, K. (2015).Towards realizing best in class civil aviation strategy scenarios, Journal of Transport Policy, 43, 42-54.
Nagahawatte, L. and O’Connell, J. F. (2015). An analysis of the Issues and Prospects facing SriLankan Airlines and its embedded partnership with Sri Lankan Tourism, Journal of Tourism Economics, 22(5), 908-927
Hugon-Duprat, C., O’Connell, J. F. (2015). The rational for implementing a premium economy class in the long haul markets – Evidence from the transatlantic market, Journal of Air Transport Management, 47, 11-19.
Pearson, J., O’Connell, J. F., Pitfield, D., Ryley, T. (2015). The strategic capability of Asian network airlines to compete with low-cost carriers, Journal of Air Transport Management, 47, 1-10.
De Poret, M., O’Connell. J.F., Warnock-Smith, D. (2015). The economic viability of long-haul low cost operations: Evidence from the transatlantic market, Journal of Air Transport Management, 42, 272-281.
O’Connell, J. F. and Bouquet, A. (2014). Dynamic packaging spells the end of European Charter Airlines, Journal of Vacation Marketing, Vol. 21(2) 175–189.
O’Connell, J.F. and Vanoverbeke, K. (2014). Philippine Airlines, Flying in a changing landscape, Journal of Tourism Economics, 21(6), 1295-1307
Dursun, M.E., O’Connell, J.F., Lei, Z, Warnock-Smith, D. (2014). The transformation of a legacy carrier – a case study of Turkish Airlines, Journal of Air Transport Management, 40, 106 - 118
Itani, N., O’Connell, J.F., Mason, K. (2014). A macro-environment approach to civil aviation strategic planning, Journal of Transport Policy, 33, 125-135.
O'Connell, J.F. and Warnock-Smith, D. (2013). An investigation into traveler preferences and acceptance levels of airline ancillary revenues, Journal of Air Transport Management, 33, 12 -21.
Heinz, S. and O’Connell, J.F. (2013). Air Transport in Africa: toward sustainable business for African airlines. Journal of Transport Geography, 31, 72-83.
O′Connell, J. F., Krishnamurthy, P., Warnock-Smith, D., Lei, Z., Miyoshi, C. (2013). An investigation into the core underlying problems of India’s airlines, Transport Policy, 29, 160-169.
Itani, N., O’Connell, J.F., Mason, K. (2013). The impact of emigrants’ homeland relations on air travel demand in a security volatile market: a case study on Lebanon, Journal of Transport Geography, 30, 170-179.
O’Connell, J.F and Warnock-Smith, D. (2012).The Ripple effects of strategic change: An examination of Egyptair’s current and future impact on Egyptian tourist traffic, Journal of Tourism Economics, 18(4), 845 - 870
Jayaraman, S. and O’Connell, J.F. (2011), An Investigative study into the annual $2.5 billion mishandled baggage problem, Journal of Airport Management, 5(4), 325 - 334
Murel, M. and O’Connell, J.F. (2011), Potential for Abu Dhabi, Doha and Dubai Airports to reach their traffic objectives, Journal of Research in Transportation Business and Management, 1(1), 36-46
O’Connell, J.F (2011). The rise of the Arabian Gulf carriers: an insight into the business model of Emirates Airline, Journal of Air Transport Management, 17(6), 339-346
Schoinas, D. and O’Connell, J.F (2011). The airline retail industry: a customer perspective, Journal of World Review of Intermodal Transportation Research, 3(4), 353-375
Lei, Z., O’Connell, J.F. (2011), Aviation Policy in China: Recent Developments and Impacts, Journal of Transport Geography, 19 (4), 829-839
Moreira, M.E., O’Connell, J.F., Williams, G. (2011). The viability of long-haul, low cost business models, Journal of Air Transport Studies, 2(1), 69-91.
Warnock-Smith, D., O’Connell, J.F (2011). The impact of air policy on incoming tourist traffic: the contrasting cases of the Caribbean Community and the Middle-East, Journal of Transport Geography, 19(2), 265-274.
O’Connell, J.F., Williams, G. (2010). Air Transport Development in the Middle East: A Review of the Process of Liberalisation and its Impact, Journal of Air Transport Studies, 1(1), 1-19.
O’Connell, J.F., Williams, G. (2006). Transformation of India’s Domestic Airlines: A case study of Indian Airlines, Jet Airways, Air Sahara and Air Deccan, Journal of Air Transport Management, 12, 358–374
O’Connell, J.F. (2006). The changing dynamics of the Arab Gulf based airlines and an investigation into the strategies that are making Emirates into a global challenger, Journal of World Review of Intermodal Transportation Research, 1(1), 94-114
O’Connell, J.F., Williams, G. (2005). Passengers’ perceptions of low cost airlines and full service carriers: A case study involving Ryanair, Aer Lingus, Air Asia and Malaysia Airlines, Journal of Air Transport Management, 11, 259-272
O’Connell, J.F., and Williams, G. (2011), Air Transport in the 21st Century – Key Strategic Developments, Ashgate Publishing, London.
O’Connell, J.F. (2019). The Impact of Ancillary Revenues. In R. Doganis (Ed) Flying Off Course Airline Economics and Marketing 5th Edition, Routledge, London.
O’Connell, J.F. (2019). The role of the different airline business models. In A. Graham and F. Dobruszkes (eds) A Tourism Perspective, Routledge, London.
O’Connell, J.F. (2018). The Global Airline Industry. In N. Halpen and A. Graham (eds) The Routledge Companion to Air Transport Management, Routledge, London
Heinz, S., and O’Connell J.F. (2017). The Business Models of African Airlines. In: K. Button, G. Martini and D. Scotti (eds) The Economics and Political Economy of African Air Transport, Routledge
O’Connell, J.F. (2011). Airlines: An inherently Turbulent Industry. In: J.F. O’Connell, and G. Williams (eds) Air Transport in the 21st Century, Ashgate
O’Connell, J.F. (2011). Ancillary Revenues: The New Trend in Strategic Airline Marketing. In: J.F. O’Connell, and G. Williams (eds) Air Transport in the 21st Century, Ashgate
O’Connell, J.F. (2011). IT Innovations in Passenger Services. In: J.F. O’Connell, and G. Williams (eds) Air Transport in the 21st Century, Ashgate
O’Connell, J.F. (2011). An Examination of the World’s Most Profitable Airline in 2009/10: The Emirates Business Model. In: J.F. O’Connell, and G. Williams (eds) Air Transport in the 21st Century, Ashgate
O’Connell, J.F. (2008). Aviation in the Middle East. In: A. Graham, A. Papatheodorou and P. Forsyth (eds) Aviation and Tourism, Ashgate
O’Connell, J.F. (2008). India’s Aviation Market: Aviation and Tourism. In: A. Graham, A, Papatheodorou and P. Forsyth (eds) Aviation and Tourism, Ashgate
O’Connell, J.F. (2006). Corporate Rivalry and Competition Issues in the Airline Industry. In A. Papatheodorou (ed) Corporate Rivalry and Market Power, Competition Issues in the Tourism Industry. IB Tauris, London.
Conference Papers - Conference Proceedings Article
Warnock-Smith, D.,Cameron, D., O’Connell, J.F. (2018). Organisational Trust: A case application in the Air Transport Sector, Air Transport Research Society World Conference, Seoul, July 2-5.
Manuela, W.S. and O’Connell, J.F. (2017). ASEAN Aviation Integration: Opportunities and Challenges, Air Transport Research Society World Conference, Antwerp, July 5-8.
Warnock-Smith, D., O’Connell, J.F., Maleki, M. (2016). Development of Intelligence-based Ancillary Revenues and Products, Air Transport Research Society World Conference, Rhoades, June 23-26.
Itani, N., O’Connell, J.F., Mason, K. (2016). A Strategic Planning Framework for Aviation Policy Development: A Case Study on Jordan, Air Transport Research Society World Conference, Rhoades, June 23-26.
O’Connell, J.F. and Manuela, W.S. (2016). Competition and Consolidation in the Philippine Domestic airline Industry, Air Transport Research Society World Conference, Rhoades, June 23-26.
O’Connell, J.F. and Warnock-Smith, D. (2015). An examination of the ongoing trends in airline ancillary revenues, Air Transport Research Society World Conference, Singapore, July 2-5.
Itani, N., O’Connell, J.F., Mason, K. (2014). A Benchmarking Framework for Aviation Policy Development: A Case Study on Jordan, Air Transport Research Society World Conference, Bordeaux, July 17-20.
O’Connell, J.F. and Warnock-Smith, D. (2013). An Examination of the Possible Future Trends in Airline Ancillary Revenues, Air Transport Research Society World Conference, Bergamo, June 26-29
Itani, N., O’Connell, J.F., Mason, K. (2013). Towards Realizing Best-Fit Civil Aviation Strategy Scenario, Air Transport Research Society World Conference, Bergamo, June 26-29.
Murel, M. and O’Connell, J.F. (2010). The potential for Abu Dhabi, Doha and Dubai Airports to reach their traffic objectives, Air Transport Research Society World Conference, Porto, July 6-9.
O’Connell, J.F. (2009). Will the Arabian Gulf carriers take over the world?, Air Transport Research Society World Conference, Abu Dhabi, June 27-30
Anger, A., O’Connell (2009). Will Rapid Growth of the Middle East Air Transport Sector be a New Challenge for Climate Policies? Air Transport Research Society World Conference, Abu Dhabi, June 27-30
O’Connell, J.F. (2008). The impact of the new Open Skies’ agreement for traffic between the EU and the US market, Air Transport Research Society World Conference, Athens, Greece, June 2-4
O’Connell, J.F., Williams, G. (2006). Cost modelling as a tool to optimise strategic airline decision-making, Air Transport Research Society World Conference, Nagoya, Japan, May 26-28.
O’Connell, J.F., Williams, G. (2004). A comparison of the passenger perception and selection criteria between a low-frills and full service airlines in a mature European market and a fast growing Asian market, Air Transport Research Society World Conference, Instanbul Technical University, July 1-3
Trade Magazines and IATA publications
Lei, Z. and O’Connell, J.F. (2011). Key Policy Issues, Aviation Policy in China: An analysis of recent developments, IATA Economics, October, pages 1- 4.
O’Connell, J.F. (2009). Ancillary Revenues – A Game Changer for the Airline Industry, SITA Publication, July, pages 2-3.
O’Connell, J.F. (2005). The scramble for India, Aircraft Economics, January/February, pages 30-31
O’Connell, J.F. and Ionides, N. (2004). Room for All, Airline Business, April, pages 30-32