Aviation Law and Policy in Asia: Smart Regulation in Liberalised Markets examines the evolution of aviation law and policy in selected Asian jurisdictions and analyses the dynamic regulatory challenges that each jurisdiction faces. Prominent aviation law and policy experts in Asia analyse topics such as air transport liberalisation, the regulation of air operator certificates, legal issues about pilot strikes, traffic rights allocation, legal challenges arising from new types of aircraft, ticket pricing regulation, air services agreements, airport competitiveness and aircraft financing. The case studies and recommendations presented in this book both enrich theoretical debates and serve as a roadmap for understanding aviation law and policy in Asia.
Jae Woon Lee is Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Law at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) with degrees from McGill University (LLM) and National University of Singapore (PhD).
“If I would have to label this book in one catch word, I would use the word ‘insightful’. This book forms a meaningful addition to the existing air law literature. It deserves a place on the bookshelves of all those who closely follow this area of law.”
Prof. Pablo Mendes de Leon (Leiden University) Air & Space Law 46, no. 4&5 (2021)
“The book is well-structured and addresses in a systematic, yet dynamic, manner a collection of the most relevant legal, regulatory and political issues of air transport development in Asia. The book will - in no time- become the indispensable reference for everyone who has an interest in international, Asian and comparative aviation law.”
Andrea Trimarchi (University of Cologne) German Journal of Air & Space Law 70, no.2 (2021)
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Notes on Contributors
PART 1 Northeast Asia
1 Dynamic Stewardship of Air Transport Market Liberalization in Japan
2 Should the Government Control the Number of Airlines in Korea?
Jae Woon Lee
3 China’s Air Transport Policymaking: Policy Objectives, Institutions and Airlines’ Political Activity
4 China’s New Administrative Measures on International Traffic Rights Allocation Together with the Dual- Airport Operation Policy in Beijing
5 China’s Industrial Policies for Commercial Civil Aviation Manufacturing and Implications for the Global Trading System
6 Conflicts between Aviation and Labor Laws/Regulations in Taiwan
Mickey (Jialing) Shan
7 Hong Kong Airport’s Competitiveness as an International Hub
Andrew Yuen, Kan Tsui, and Michael Fung
8 Enhancing Hong Kong’s Attractiveness as a New Global Aircraft Leasing Hub in Asia
Victor S. Chan
PART 2 Southeast Asia
9 Removing Air Transportation from the Scope of ‘Public Utility’ in the Philippine Constitution: A Panacea for Liberalisation?
10 Development of Vietnam’s Aviation Law: Airlines’ Influence in the Legislative Process
Nguyen Van Tuan and Duong Tri Thanh
11 Impact on Thai Airways of Air Transport Liberalisation in Thailand
12 Ownership and Control of Thai Airlines: Liberal Spirit in the Cloak of Nationalism
Lalin Kovudhikulrungsri and Prasert Pompongsuk
13 The Indonesian Aviation Sector in the Realm of Liberalisation: The Long and Winding Road
Ridha Aditya Nugraha
14 Integrating ASEAN Through Liberalisation of Investment in the Aviation Sector
Sufian Jusoh and Haris Zuan
15 The New ASEAN-E.U. Comprehensive Air Transport Agreement (CATA)
Alan Khee-Jin Tan
PART 3 South Asia
16 Indian Aviation Policy on Market Access: Is It a Case of Missing the Woods for the Trees?
17 Civil Aviation Industry in Sri Lanka: Challenges and Solutions
18 Concluding Remarks and Smart Regulation in the Post COVID-19 Era
Jae Woon Lee
Aviation lawyer, policy maker, government regulator, academic teacher, researcher of aviation law and policy, scholars of international economic law, transnational law, global governance and international relations