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Developing a low-cost airline in a semi-protected regime: Comparing China to Europe and the US
Dobruszkes, Frederic1; Wang, Jiaoe2,3
2019-05-01
Source PublicationJOURNAL OF TRANSPORT GEOGRAPHY
ISSN0966-6923
Volume77Pages:48-58
Corresponding AuthorDobruszkes, Frederic(frederic.dobruszkes@ulb.ac.be)
AbstractThe US and Europe have long experienced the expansion of low-cost carriers (LCCs) in the aftermath of extensive aviation liberalisation offering free access to the market for US and European airlines, respectively. More recently, following the opening of the progressive aviation market, China has also emerged as a country that welcomed LCCs to some extent, but has not subscribed to full liberalisation. In this context, our paper compares China's largest LCC, Spring Airlines, to the largest European (Ryanair and EasyJet) and US (Southwest and JetBlue) low-cost airlines. Comparisons in this context include volumes supplied, spatial coverage, network geography and financial results. This comparative study found that Spring Airlines is still a small/emerging LCC compared to the European and US giants and in terms of China's potential market. This is notably due to the lack of whole free access to the market and trunk routes that are still protected to some extent in favour of the Big Three in China. However, Spring uses its production means in an efficient way and generates good financial results, especially compared to those of China's Big Three airlines. Finally, Spring appears to be a composite case rather than a duplicate of a reference LCC.
KeywordLow-cost carrier Airline networks Aviation liberalisation China
DOI10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2019.04.003
WOS KeywordHIGH-SPEED RAIL ; AIR TRANSPORT NETWORK ; DEREGULATION ; EVOLUTION ; SERVICES ; CARRIERS
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
Funding ProjectNational Natural Science Foundation of China[41722103]
Funding OrganizationNational Natural Science Foundation of China
WOS Research AreaBusiness & Economics ; Geography ; Transportation
WOS SubjectEconomics ; Geography ; Transportation
WOS IDWOS:000471206500005
PublisherELSEVIER SCI LTD
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.igsnrr.ac.cn/handle/311030/58661
Collection中国科学院地理科学与资源研究所
Corresponding AuthorDobruszkes, Frederic
Affiliation1.ULB, Fac Sci, DGES, IGEAT, Av FD Roosevelt 50,Box 130-03, B-1050 Brussels, Belgium
2.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Geog Sci & Nat Resources Res, Key Lab Reg Sustainable Dev Modeling, Beijing 100101, Peoples R China
3.Univ Chinese Acad Sci, Coll Resources & Environm, Beijing 100049, Peoples R China
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Dobruszkes, Frederic,Wang, Jiaoe. Developing a low-cost airline in a semi-protected regime: Comparing China to Europe and the US[J]. JOURNAL OF TRANSPORT GEOGRAPHY,2019,77:48-58.
APA Dobruszkes, Frederic,&Wang, Jiaoe.(2019).Developing a low-cost airline in a semi-protected regime: Comparing China to Europe and the US.JOURNAL OF TRANSPORT GEOGRAPHY,77,48-58.
MLA Dobruszkes, Frederic,et al."Developing a low-cost airline in a semi-protected regime: Comparing China to Europe and the US".JOURNAL OF TRANSPORT GEOGRAPHY 77(2019):48-58.
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