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An empirical analysis of former Soviet cities in transnational airline networks

Ben Derudder (UGent) , Lomme Devriendt (UGent) and Frank Witlox (UGent)
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The paper presents an empirical study of the stature of major former Soviet cities in transnational urban networks. The analysis is based on a new and previously untapped airline data source. The rationale for analyzing the transnational connectivity of key cities through airline statistics is discussed, and the advantages of the authors' dataset over previously employed information sources are demonstrated. The various measures of transnational connectivity derived from the data reveal that Moscow is by far the dominant "world city" in the FSU, both as origin/destination node and as switching point for flows between other cities. Major FSU cities are shown to be only marginally interrelated, providing little evidence of a coherent transnational urban network centered on FSU states.
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urban networks, world cities, airline data, airline hubs, Moscow, Tashkent, Ashgabat

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Derudder, Ben, Lomme Devriendt, and Frank Witlox. “An Empirical Analysis of Former Soviet Cities in Transnational Airline Networks.” EURASIAN GEOGRAPHY AND ECONOMICS 48.1 (2007): 95–110. Print.
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Derudder, Ben, Devriendt, L., & Witlox, F. (2007). An empirical analysis of former Soviet cities in transnational airline networks. EURASIAN GEOGRAPHY AND ECONOMICS, 48(1), 95–110.
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Derudder, Ben, Lomme Devriendt, and Frank Witlox. 2007. “An Empirical Analysis of Former Soviet Cities in Transnational Airline Networks.” Eurasian Geography and Economics 48 (1): 95–110.
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Derudder, Ben, Lomme Devriendt, and Frank Witlox. 2007. “An Empirical Analysis of Former Soviet Cities in Transnational Airline Networks.” Eurasian Geography and Economics 48 (1): 95–110.
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Derudder B, Devriendt L, Witlox F. An empirical analysis of former Soviet cities in transnational airline networks. EURASIAN GEOGRAPHY AND ECONOMICS. V H WINSTON & SON INC; 2007;48(1):95–110.
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B. Derudder, L. Devriendt, and F. Witlox, “An empirical analysis of former Soviet cities in transnational airline networks,” EURASIAN GEOGRAPHY AND ECONOMICS, vol. 48, no. 1, pp. 95–110, 2007.
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  author       = {Derudder, Ben and Devriendt, Lomme and Witlox, Frank},
  issn         = {1538-7216},
  journal      = {EURASIAN GEOGRAPHY AND ECONOMICS},
  keywords     = {urban networks,world cities,airline data,airline hubs,Moscow,Tashkent,Ashgabat},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {95--110},
  publisher    = {V H WINSTON & SON INC},
  title        = {An empirical analysis of former Soviet cities in transnational airline networks},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.2747/1538-7216.48.1.95},
  volume       = {48},
  year         = {2007},
}

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