In this chapter, we will review the history, deregulation, policy reforms, and airline consolidations and mergers of the Chinese airline industry. The measurement of airline competition in China’s domestic market will also be discussed. Although air deregulation is still ongoing, the Chinese airline industry has become a market-driven business subject to some mild regulations. Then, we will review the impressive development of the high-speed rail (HSR) network in China and its effects on the domestic civil aviation market. In general, previous studies have found that the introduction of HSR services has a significant negative impact on airfare and air travel demand in China. The rapidly expanding network of HSR has important policy implications for Chinese airlines.
Yang, H., Zhang, Q. and Wang, Q. (2018), "Airline Deregulation, Market Competition, and Impact of High-speed Rail on Airlines in China", Airline Economics in Asia (Advances in Airline Economics, Vol. 7), Emerald Publishing Limited, pp. 79-101. https://doi.org/10.1108/S2212-160920180000007006Download as .RIS
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