Discussion Papers

Toward a Single Aviation Market in ASEAN: Regulatory Reform and Industry Challenges

By Alan Khee-Jin Tan

ERIA Discussion Paper 2013-22

Posted: October 2013


The ASEAN Single Aviation Market or Open Skies project aims to liberalize the air transport industry in ASEAN by 2015. However, the project faces significant obstacles, including non-acceptance by key member states and an incomplete agenda that excludes more ambitious relaxations to market access and ownership and control rules. The ASEAN states' failure to forge a truly single market and a common negotiating position risks disadvantaging their airlines vis- Ă -vis competitors from larger unified markets such as China.


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