Analysis of the Matching Relationship between Airport Passenger Transport Scale and Home City Scale in China Based on Relative Concentration Index

In order to analyze the scale matching relationship between airport passenger transport and the home city spatially and temporally, and further to clarify the passenger transport function orientation of airports at different levels in the air transport system, this paper uses the Relative Concentration Index (RCI) to analyze the matching relationship between airport passenger transportation scale and home city scale. Specifically, 125 airports in 123 cities of China are selected as the author's research objects, and the time span is from 2006 to 2017. First, the concentration ratio of airport (CRa) is calculated based on air passenger throughput. And then, the concentration ratio of city (CRc) is calculated based on population and GDP. Last, the authors synthesize CRa and CRc to get the Relative Concentration Index (RCI), which is used to analyze the matching relationship between airport passenger transport scale and home city scale in China. The analysis results show that for a single airport and a single city, the relationship between airport passenger transportation scale and airport home city scale does not match in most cases, but for the major multi-airport systems in China, its air passenger transport scale matches the corresponding city agglomeration scale; the largescale hub airports and airports in some tourist cities siphon the passenger flow of surrounding airports, limiting the development of passenger transport in surrounding airports; the matching relationship between the airport passenger transport scale and home city scale is constantly changing, and the changing trend can be divided into three types: rising, falling and fluctuating; the evolution of the relationship between airport passenger transport scale and airport home city scale is a gradual process, that is, the changes of RCI of all airports are continuously evolving towards adjacent stages, and will not directly evolve towards another stage across the adjacent stages.

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  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the International Forum on Shipping, Ports and Airports (IFSPA) 2019: Beyond Breakthroughs, Above Excellence

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  • Accession Number: 01741103
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9789887408406
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 11 2020 3:00PM