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The Economic Consequences of the ASEAN China Air Transport Agreement (AC-ATA) (2018_2_40_019)


As a result of the ongoing globalization of economic activities and the emergence of Low Cost Carriers (LCCs), air transportation has become more and more important. Against this backdrop, ASEAN has been liberalizing its internal aviation market. Although ASEAN has been trying to make air transport agreements (ATAs) with neighboring countries, the AC-ATA, signed in 2010, is the only one that has entered into force as of today.

This research project aims to provide useful and objective information on the potential impacts of ATAs, based on numerical investigation into the impacts of the AC-ATA by taking advantage of institutional information, flight and airport information, and trade and passenger statistics.


April 2018 - March 2020

Members of the Research Project
[ Organizer ] Umezaki So
[Co-researcher ] Uemura Jinichi
  • IDE Research Bulletin
  • Discussion Paper