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Professor Kan Tsui

Professor Kan Tsui
Name Kan Tsui
Pronoun He/Him/His
Position Professor (Aviation)
Section School of Business
Office 331
Location Springfield Campus
Phone +61 7 3470 4559
Extension 4559
Qualifications BBusSt Massey , BAvn Massey , PGDipPA Massey , PGDipAvn Massey , PGDipBusAdmMgmt Massey , MMgt Massey , PhD Massey
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I am Professor (Aviation) at University of Southern Queensland. I obtained PhD in Aviation Management at Massey University in 2013, and worked with University of South Australia between 2013 and 2014. I worked in Hong Kong’s aviation industry (major airlines and Hong Kong International Airport) for more than five years.

I have published 51 papers in aviation and air transport, tourism, and economics journals and 5 book chapters relating to aviation policy and the airport and tourism sectors. My papers have been published in Tourism Management, Journal of Travel Research, Annals of Tourism Research, Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, Urban Studies, and Regional Studies (Q1 journals, A* grade journal - ABDC list, Shanghai 219, or FT50). One of A* papers (Tourism Management) is my solo-authored research. To recognise my research achievement, I was awarded “Massey University College of Business - Early Career Research Award” in 2015 and “Massey University College Research Awards (Supervisor)” in 2022. In addition, I received the “Outstanding Paper Award” at the 7th International Conference on Transportation and Space-Time Economics at Beijing Jiaotong University in 2019. I have been the principal investigator for four (4) research projects and have provided advisory services to government and airport. I currently serve on the editor of Case Studies on Transport Policy, the editorial board on Journal of International Logistics and Trade (JILT), and act the reviewer for international journals. Also, I am interviewed by local and overseas newspapers about the aviation issues.

My research involves development and application of state-of-the-art techniques and methodology to investigate and analyse the contemporary issues related to the air transport industry and the dynamics of air transport policy, as well as tourism. I have been very proactive in supervision and successfully supervised 3 PhD students and 12 Master students as main supervisor and looking to grow the cohort of PhD and Masters students to research air transport, tourism and other-related issues.

Most recent publications:

- He, H., Wu, H., Tsui, W. H. K., Wang, Bo., & Fu. X. (2024). Spatiotemporal evolution of air cargo networks and its impact on economic development – An analysis of China’ domestic market before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Transport Geography, forthcoming

- Wu, H. J., Lin, Y. H., Ngo, T., & Tsui, W. H. K. (2023). Aviation subsidy policy and regional wellbeing: Important indicators from relevant stakeholders’ perspectives. Case Studies on Transport Policy, 16, 101181.

Su, J, B., Wu, H. J., Tsui, W. H. K., Fu, X., & Zheng, L. (2023). Aviation resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic: a case study of the European aviation market. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 177, 103835.

- Lin, Y. H., Wu, H. J., He, H., & Tsui, W. H. K. (2023). Changes in perceptions of airport services’ attributes: An assessment of the impacts of COVID-19. Transport Policy, 141, 116-128.

- Wu, C., Tang, W., & Tsui, W. H. K. (2023). Analysing factors affecting charter flight service demand. Journal of Air Transport Management, 110, 102424.

- Ngo, T., & Tsui, W. H. K. (2023). Price reaction in New Zealand’s duopolistic airline market. International Journal of the Economics of Business, 30(2), 159-184.

  • Econometric And Statistical Methods ( 380202 )
  • Cross-Sectional Analysis ( 380201 )
  • Econometrics not elsewhere classified ( 380299 )
  • Panel Data Analysis ( 380204 )
  • Econometrics ( 380200 )

I have a strong interest in exploring the dynamics of the air transport industry and the tourism sector in the Asia-Pacific region, particularly: the air transport regulatory environments, future tourism activities and trends and its relationship with air transport industry, airline and airport demand and operations, the development of airline and airport networks and global airline strategic alliances.

• New Zealand Private Pilot License (PPL)
• Member of the Air Transport Research Society (ATRS)
• Member of the Knowledge Hub of the Ministry of Transport (New Zealand)
• Member of The Council for Australasian University Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE)
• Member of the Royal Aeronautical Society (New Zealand Division)
• Member of Belt and Road Global Research Network

• Executive Member of the Aviation Policy and Research Centre (the Chinese University of Hong Kong)

AVN1105 Introduction to Aviation Business

AVN2101 Airport Operations Management

AVN3110 Aviation Security Management

Supervising PhD and Master students

12 Years

  • Econometric And Statistical Methods ( 380202 )
  • Cross-Sectional Analysis ( 380201 )
  • Econometrics not elsewhere classified ( 380299 )
  • Panel Data Analysis ( 380204 )
  • Econometrics ( 380200 )