In this seminar, I'll provide an interpretative survey of research studies on the interactions between high-speed rail (HSR) and air transportation. Both modal competition and cooperation issues will be discussed. The seminar starts with an overview of the HSR developments, especially the dramatic growth of HSR in China. It proceeds with a review of the theoretical studies on the HSR-air transport interactions. It is then followed by empirical studies. Finally, I'll provide extensive discussion on how the current research findings are relevant to airports and local economies. This discussion is especially relevant to Hong Kong given the recent inauguration of Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Line, which may significantly affect the regional airport system in Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.
Dr Anming Zhang is a Full Professor of Operations and Logistics and holds Vancouver International Airport Authority Chair Professor in Air Transportation at Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia (UBC). He served as the Chair of the Operations and Logistics Division, Sauder School of Business (2003-2005), and as the Director of UBC’s Centre for Transport Studies (2003-2004). He was the Vice President (Academic & Program) for the World Air Transport Research Society (2006-2017). He is the recipient of the “WCTR-Society Prize”, awarded to the overall best paper of the 8th World Conference on Transportation Research in Antwerp, Belgium, in 1998. Professor Zhang has published papers and books in the areas of transportation, logistics, industrial organization, and Chinese economy.
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