Ofelia Betancor is an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain) and currently, the Head of the Department of Applied Economic Analysis. She holds a MSc in Economics by the University of London, and two doctorate degrees in Economics (Institute for Transport Studies-University of Leeds and University of Las Palmas). She has participated in many research projects at national and international level. Of special relevance is her participation in European projects. Currently she is also Vice-Chair of the COST Action TU1408 on Air Transport and Regional Development (ATARD). She has also collaborated with the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank, having participated in several missions in Latin America and the Caribbean as specialist in air transport and the economic evaluation of projects and transport policies.