Demand elasticities and consumer welfare in international airline liberalisation : the case of the Australia-Japan airline route

Fleming, Robert. (1996). Demand elasticities and consumer welfare in international airline liberalisation : the case of the Australia-Japan airline route Honours Thesis, School of Economics, University of Queensland.

       
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Author Fleming, Robert.
Thesis Title Demand elasticities and consumer welfare in international airline liberalisation : the case of the Australia-Japan airline route
School, Centre or Institute School of Economics
Institution University of Queensland
Publication date 1996
Thesis type Honours Thesis
Total pages 109
Language eng
Subjects 14 Economics
Formatted abstract The focus of this study is on the passenger benefits to be gained from the global movement towards liberalisation of international aviation markets. This development, observed since the 1980s, is in contrast to the strict regulatory regime which governed the trade in airline services since the second World War. While essentially the international market continues to be governed by bilateral agreements, significant reform has been evident in many major markets such as the trade in aviation services between Australia and Japan. Thus, the primary objective of this thesis is to examine the demand and welfare effects of the liberalisation of international aviation policy focusing particularly on passengers utilising the Australia-Japan route.

The significance of liberalising this route is particularly apparent when Australia’s tourism market is considered. Japan is currently Australia's largest source of inbound tourism, however aviation market constraints limit the scope for further growth in traveller numbers. Estimation of demand elasticities for different travellers between Australia and Japan is imperative to accurately estimate any effects of market reform. The evidence from this specific route indicates that while passenger growth has been facilitated by liberalisation of the bilateral agreement governing travel between Australia and Japan, further policy changes are necessary to encourage travel and allow Australia to take full advantage of liberalisation benefits. The evidence and literature indicate consumer benefits associated with international aviation liberalisation.
Additional Notes Note:Pg 5 to 25 are missing from the original thesis

 
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