Air transport in the Asia Pacific has undergone significant transformation in the last three decades. What was once a region in the shadow of larger and more prosperous continents such as North America and Europe is now at the forefront of expansion in commercial air-service networks, frequency and capacity, and the overall growth in the contribution of air transport to economies on regional and, in many cases, individual country levels. Despite this, it represents an area that is generally under-represented in the commercial air-transport academic literature. Air Transport in the Asia Pacific seeks to fill this gap. Against this context, the aim of the volume is to offer a contemporary snapshot of current academic research into commercial air transport in the Asia Pacific. While one volume cannot realistically address the complete range of identifiable issues, this book provides timely, specific and research-based studies authored by leading academics and practitioners.
"Collectively, the book's discussions of market growth, shifting geographies of demand and supply, uneven processes of liberalisation and deregulation, the emergence of low-cost carriers, and shifting governance approaches to air transport result in a timely overview of the key issues. Each of the chapters has been written by leading experts in the chosen field, and they consistently provide an original and wellstructured take on their focused topics."
Ben Derudder, Ghent University, Belgium, Journal of Transport Geography
Contents: Scale and scope of commercial air transport in the Asia Pacific, David Timothy Duval; Spatial patterns in commercial aircraft size in the Asia Pacific, 1998-2012: market growth, liberalisation, and sustainability, John Bowen; Networks enabling air transport services in the South Pacific: 40 years of change, Christopher Kissling; Current issues in airport management in New Zealand, David Lyon and Graham Francis; The Asia Pacific region and Australian aviation, Kevin O’Connor and Kurt Fuellhart; Suitability of the low-cost airline model in the South Pacific region, Semisi Taumoepeau; Gateway airports and international and regional connectivity of air transport in the Asia Pacific, Timothy Vowles and Daniel Mertens; Air transport and spatiality of tourist flows: the case of Australia, Tay T.R. Koo, Cheng-Lung Wu, and Larry Dwyer; The future of Australian international aviation: liberalisation, competition, and the Dutch disease, Peter Forsyth and Neelu Seetaram; Commercial aviation data in the Asia Pacific region, Aaron Schiff; Effects of South Korean air carriers’ network developments on route choice behaviour of travellers departing from Japan, Hidenobu Matsumoto and Rogier Lieshout; Air market opening between Taiwan and China: impact on airport and airline network developments in neighbouring Asia Pacific countries, Yi-Shih Chung and Cheng-Lung Wu; Regional liberalisation in Northeast Asia (China, South Korea, and Japan), Jae Woon Lee; Liberalisation of air transport in South Asia - some legal and policy issues, Anusha Wickramasinghe; The future of multilateral liberalisation of air transport in Asia, Alan Khee-Jin Tan; Index.