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Competition and Competition Policy in the Trans-Tasman Air Travel Market


Tim Hazledine


University of Auckland

2008-05

Australian Economic Review, Vol. 41, Issue 4, pp. 337-348, December 2008

Abstract:     
New data on air fares offered on 29 trans-Tasman and domestic New Zealand routes are analysed to test whether competition between traditional or legacy airlines still matters for pricing in the new air travel regime characterised by internet booking systems and competition from low cost carriers. It is found that market structure does indeed still matter. Air fares are significantly lower on those domestic New Zealand routes where Air New Zealand faces competition from Qantas. In addition, on the trans-Tasman routes, the new entrants Virgin (Pacific) Blue and Emirates have put competitive pressure on Air New Zealand and Qantas, but such pressure would not be sufficient to compensate for loss of independent competition between the larger incumbents.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 12

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Date posted: December 31, 2008  

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Hazledine, Tim, Competition and Competition Policy in the Trans-Tasman Air Travel Market (2008-05). Australian Economic Review, Vol. 41, Issue 4, pp. 337-348, December 2008. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1318405 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8462.2008.00508.x

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