Determinants of partnership levels in air-rail cooperation

Xiaoyu Li, Changmin Jiang, Kun Wang, Jun Ma

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This paper is the first empirical attempt to collect information for all existing air-rail cooperation cases around the world and analyze the factors that are related to their partnership levels with multiple statistical methods. We find that whether the rail station is located at the airport is the main factor affecting the air-rail partnership level. In particular, air-rail cooperation cases with co-location of airports and rail stations have significantly higher partnership level than the cases without. Furthermore, we also find that air-rail cooperation cases in Asia have significantly lower partnership levels compared with those in Europe.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)88-96
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Air Transport Management
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • Airlines
  • Cooperation
  • High-speed rail
  • Partnership level

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Transportation
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
  • Law


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