A Study on Relative Importance and Priority Regarding Airport Selection Attributes Utilizing AHP


  • Sung-Oun Oh PhD student, Department of Business Administration, Korea Aerospace University
  • Jin-Woo Park Associate Professor, Department of Business Administration, Korea Aerospace University 200-1, Hwajeon-dong, Deokyang-gu, Goyang-city, Gyeonggi-do, 421-791, South Korea




AHP, airport competitiveness, airport selection attributes.


The aim of this study is to investigate relative importance and priority regarding airport selection attributes using Incheon International Airport and Gimpo International Airport, the two main gateway airports to Seoul, Korea, as the target. For the purpose, a survey was carried out with aviation experts as target utilizing five factors which consist of 15 airport selection attributes. The analysis has been conducted on the relative importance and priority of the airport selection factors by expert group using Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP). As a result of the analysis, the relative importance of airport selection attributes turned out to be different depending on the expert group. Aviation experts working in government agencies and aviation experts working in educational institutions and research institutes regarded accessibility as the most important airport selection factor, and aviation experts working for airlines and companies related to air travel regarded operation as the most important selection factor.


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