City University of Hong Kong City University of Hong Kong
Research Centre on One-Belt-One-Road
UNECE Tsing Hua University

Impact of high-speed rail development on airlines, airports and local economies

23 Oct 2018

Impact of high-speed rail development on airlines, airports and local economies

Abstract

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.

 

Biography

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.

 

Registration: https://www.cb.cityu.edu.hk/registrations/event/16715/

 

Enquiry

Miss Connie Kong
Email: yhkong4@um.cityu.edu.hk
Tel: (+852) 3442-9351

Impact of high-speed rail development on airlines, airports and local economies
Date
23 Oct 2018
Venue
LAU-14-221, 14/F, Lau Ming Wai Academic Building, City University of Hong Kong