Title

Measuring the productivity changes of Chinese airlines : the impact of the entries of non-state-owned carriers

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Journal of Air Transport Management

Publication Date

11-1-2010

Volume

16

Issue

6

First Page

320

Last Page

324

Keywords

Airline ownership types, Malmquist productivity indices, Technical changes, Technical efficiency

Abstract

The competitive environment of the Chinese airline industry has experienced rapid change since non-state-owned airlines entered the market in 2004. We focus on measuring the productivity changes in the Chinese airlines, especially state-owned ones after this change. The results show that non-state-owned airlines are performing better than state-owned airlines. The productivity changes of state-owned airlines are mainly driven by technical changes before or after the entries of non-state-owned airlines. They have little efficiency improvement. However, the productivity changes of private airlines are mainly due to efficiency improvement. The changes associated with international joint venture cargo carrier are due to its significant improvement in both the efficiency and technical changes.

DOI

10.1016/j.jairtraman.2010.04.001

Print ISSN

09696997

E-ISSN

18732089

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Recommended Citation

Chow, C. K. W. (2010). Measuring the productivity changes of Chinese airlines: The impact of the entries of non-state-owned carriers. Journal of Air Transport Management, 16(6), 320-324. doi: 10.1016/j.jairtraman.2010.04.001