Air transport policy and its impacts on passenger traffic and tourist flows

Zhang, Yahua and Findlay, Christopher (2014) Air transport policy and its impacts on passenger traffic and tourist flows. Journal of Air Transport Management , 34. pp. 42-48. ISSN 0969-6997


This paper attempts to derive policy indices to quantify the restrictiveness of the aviation regimes in the Asia-Pacific region, and use the indices to establish the relationship between people movement and liberalisation in policy. Australia and Singapore have the most liberalised environment in this region. Evidence has been found that passenger traffic between city-pairs has been hampered by the restrictive air transport policies. Restrictions on the air transport sector also have a substantial negative impact on bilateral tourist flows. Further liberalisation in this sector could help build up a stronger tourism industry.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Published online 22 Aug 2013. Published version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Commerce
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2013 22:56
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 02:50
Uncontrolled Keywords: aviation liberalisation; passenger traffic; policy index; tourist flow
Fields of Research : 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1507 Transportation and Freight Services > 150701 Air Transportation and Freight Services
14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140217 Transport Economics
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1506 Tourism > 150604 Tourism Marketing
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 88 Transport > 8803 Aerospace Transport > 880302 Air Passenger Transport
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1016/j.jairtraman.2013.07.010

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