Title

Measuring the effects of China's airline mergers on the productivity of state-owned carriers

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Journal of Air Transport Management

Publication Date

12-1-2012

Volume

25

First Page

1

Last Page

4

Keywords

Technical efficiency, Parametric efficiency changes and technical changes

Abstract

This paper studies the impact of mergers between Chinese airlines on the productivity of state-owned carriers. The results show that there are improvements in productivity along with technical changes. Among the big three airline groups, Air China and China Southern Airlines have benefited significantly from the mergers but there has been little change in the productivity of China Eastern Airlines. In addition, medium sized state-owned airlines such as Sichuan Airlines, Shanghai Airlines and Shenzhen Airlines are also beneficiaries of this consolidation policy.

DOI

10.1016/j.jairtraman.2011.08.006

Print ISSN

09696997

E-ISSN

18732089

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Recommended Citation

Chow, K. W. C., & Fung, K. Y. M. (2012). Measuring the effects of China's airline mergers on the productivity of state-owned carriers. Journal of Air Transport Management, 25, 1-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jairtraman.2011.08.006