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Network Structure, Capacity Growth and Route Hierarchies: The case of China’s Air Traffic System (ATS) revisited


  • Huber, Hans


This paper examines air traffic patterns among China’s scheduled airlines in January 2006 and January 2011, using Official Airline Guide data on carrier schedules. The author classifies Chinese carriers into one of 4 classes. Airports are also organized into a classification scheme based on several criteria related to the total volume of traffic, the carriers serving the airports and the nature of the airports to which they are connected. Counts, sums, percentage shares and changes in these calculations between 2006 and 2011 are presented in a small number of tables. Inferences about the fundamental structure and future patterns of capacity growth for the yet not fully emerged Chinese ATS can be drawn.

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  • Huber, Hans, 2015. "Network Structure, Capacity Growth and Route Hierarchies: The case of China’s Air Traffic System (ATS) revisited," IIMA Working Papers WP2015-04-03, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, Research and Publication Department.
  • Handle: RePEc:iim:iimawp:13652

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    1. Zhang, Yimin, 2010. "Network structure and capacity requirement: The case of China," Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, Elsevier, vol. 46(2), pages 189-197, March.
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