Characteristics of China’s air transport industry

Zhang, Yahua (Shane) ORCID: and Zhang, Chrystal and Yarde, Kareem (2021) Characteristics of China’s air transport industry. In: China’s trade policy on international air transport: policy goals, driving forces, and impact. Taylor & Francis (Routledge), London, United Kingdom, pp. 24-52.

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In the past decade, high-speed rail (HSR) has emerged as a significant transport mode in China, posing a serious threat to China's air transport sector because of its potential to reduce air travel demand. According to the updated 'Medium-to-Long-Term Railway Network Plan' report covering the period 2016-2025 with an outlook to 2030, China's HSR network will by 2025 stretch to 38,000 km, including eight north-south and eight east-west trunk lines. China's liberalisation efforts were recognised by IATA, which appreciated China's commitment to progressively liberalising the aviation market and the work to harmonise the air traffic control with global standards. Infrastructure including airports, highways, and railways has received magnificent amount of investment in China since 1978. The concept of connectivity in air transport was first introduced to evaluate the importance of an airport in terms of its connection to other airports.

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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Business (18 Jan 2021 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Business (18 Jan 2021 -)
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2021 05:54
Last Modified: 30 Aug 2021 03:00
Uncontrolled Keywords: air transport, high speed rail, low cost carrier, China
Fields of Research (2008): 14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140217 Transport Economics
Fields of Research (2020): 35 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 3509 Transportation, logistics and supply chains > 350901 Air transportation and freight services
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): B Economic Development > 88 Transport > 8803 Aerospace Transport > 880302 Air Passenger Transport
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 27 TRANSPORT > 2701 Aerospace transport > 270102 Air passenger transport
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