Determinants of air passenger flows in China and gravity model: deregulation, LCC, and high-speed rail

Zhang, Yahua and Zhang, Anming (2016) Determinants of air passenger flows in China and gravity model: deregulation, LCC, and high-speed rail. Journal of Transport Economics and Policy, 50 (3). pp. 287-303. ISSN 0022-5258

Abstract

This paper reviews the development of China’s air transport policy and examines the determinants of Chinese city-pair air passenger flows using a gravity model approach accounting for the effects of multilateral resistance. We find significant positive impacts of both the continuing liberalisation of this industry and the low cost carriers (LCCs) in promoting bilateral traffic flows in China’s domestic aviation market. Local industry structures and high-speed rail (HSR) services also influence the volume of passenger movement. The challenge from HSR will be greater in the near future after the fast-expanding HSR network has connected most of the major cities.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
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Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Commerce
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2017 06:20
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2017 01:24
Uncontrolled Keywords: China airline industry; gravity model; multilateral resistance; low cost carriers; air traffic; high-speed rail
Fields of Research : 14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140217 Transport Economics
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 88 Transport > 8803 Aerospace Transport > 880302 Air Passenger Transport
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/30126

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