The Center

The newly established International Center for Competitiveness Studies in the Aviation Industry (ICCSAI) has been conceived by a small group of academics and researchers who, in the past few years, have carried out several pieces of research and consultancy in the field of air transportation.

What originally caught their attention on such a field of study was a request of assistance and collaboration from S.A.C.B.O., the company who is in charge of Orio al Serio international airport. Very close to Bergamo town, this airport is also not so far from Milan area too. Used to be a local airport, in the last years this fortunate situation made of it an attractive destination for European low cost airlines willing to make a way into the rich northern Italian market of air services. This lucky circumstance, together with  the open-minded attitude of the company management, resulted in its present ranking as the fourth Italian airport for the number of passengers. Such a so successful experience prompted both parties to consider the opportunity of establishing an independent research center, with an increased number of supporting organizations and expressly focused on the economics and management of air transportation industry. To achieve this goal an international scientific board has been appointed, with the assignment to supervise the activity of the research team, which bring together academics as well as independent experts.

During the next few years ICCSAI activity will be centered on the publication of an yearly Fact Book and on a number of research projects dealing with more specific economic and business issues.

Banca Popolare di Bergamo
Camera di Commercio di Bergamo
Credito Bergamasco
SACBO - Aeroporto di Orio al Serio

Supporting Members
SEA - Aeroporti di Milano
ADR - Aeroporti di Roma
SAB - Aeroporto di Bologna
GESAP - Aeroporto di Palermo

Fredmano Spairani

Scientific Director
Stefano Paleari, Rector of the University of Bergamo

Scientific Committee (2011-2013)
Andrea Boitani, Cattolica University of Milan
Guillaume Burghouwt, Director at Airneth - SEO Economic Research
Ken Button, George Mason University of Washington
Sveinn Gudmundsson, Toulouse Business School
Alberto Nastasi, La Sapienza University of Rome
Romano Pagliari, Cranfield University School of Management
Stefano Paleari, Rector of the University of Bergamo
Renato Redondi, University of Brescia
Andrea Salanti, University of Bergamo

Fact Book
News / Press


International Center for Competitiveness Studies in the Aviation Industry

Via Orio al Serio 49-51
24050 Grassobbio (BG)

C.F. 95162970164
P.IVA 03418720169

E-mail: direzione@iccsai.eu