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Associate Professor Kan Tsui

Associate Professor

School of Aviation

I am an Associate Professor at the School of Aviation. 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 26 papers in aviation and air transport, tourism, and economics journals and two (2) book chapters relating to the airport and tourism sectors. Eight of my papers have been published in Tourism Management, Journal of Travel Research, Transportation Research Part A, and Urban Studies (A* grade journal - ABDC list). On 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. 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 act the reviewer for 11 international journals.

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 actively involve PhD and Masters research supervision and looking to grow the cohort of PhD and Masters students to research air transport, tourism and other-related issues.

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Professional

Contact details

  • Ph: 64 6 9518649
    Location: Room 1.16, Massey University Aviation Center
    Campus: Massey University Aviation Center

Prizes and Awards

  • Research award received. Date: October 2015. To recongise my excellent research achievement, Massey University awarded me “the Massey University College of Business - Early Career Research Award”. - Massey Unviersity (2015)
  • The paper titled “An empirical analysis of airport activities-economic development relationship – the case of New Zealand” received the Outstanding Paper Award, which was presented at the 7th International Conference on Transportation and Space-time Economics at Beijing Jiaotong University. - Chinese Society of Technology Economics (2019)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

I have a strong interest in exploring the dynamics of the air transport industry and the tourism sector in the Asia-Pacific region, particularly:

  • airline and airport demand forecasting

  • the development of airline and airport networks and global airline strategic alliances

  • airport productivity and efficiency

  • the air transport regulatory environments

  • future tourism activities and trends and its relationship with air transport industry

Research Opportunities

  • Any aviation related topics and supervision  (17/02/2015) Work with the undergraduate and postgraduate aviation students who keen to undertake the projects relating to aviation management.

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Air Transportation and Freight Services (150701): Commerce, Management, Tourism And Services (150000):
Cross-Sectional Analysis (140301): Econometrics (140300): Economic Models and Forecasting (140303): Economics (140000):
Impacts of Tourism (150601):
Panel Data Analysis (140304): Time-Series Analysis (140305):
Tourism (150600): Tourism Forecasting (150602): Tourism Management (150603): Transportation and Freight Services (150700)

Keywords

Aviation; Airlines and Airport Management and Strategies; Demand forecasting; Tourism

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 1 2

Research Outputs

Journal

Chow, CKW., & Tsui, WHK. (2019). Cross-border tourism: Case study of inbound Russian visitor arrivals to China. International Journal of Tourism Research. 21(5), 693-711
[Journal article]Authored by: Tsui, W.
Tsui, KWH., Tan, D., Chow, CKW., & Shi, S. (2019). Regional airline capacity, tourism demand and housing prices: A case study of New Zealand. Transport Policy. 77, 8-22
[Journal article]Authored by: Tsui, W.
Henderson, IL., Tsui, KWH., Ngo, T., Gilbey, A., & Avis, M. (2019). Airline brand choice in a duopolistic market: The case of New Zealand. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice. 121, 147-163
[Journal article]Authored by: Avis, M., Gilbey, A., Henderson, I., Ngo, D., Tsui, W.
Raynes, C., & Tsui, KWH. (2019). Review of Airline-within-Airline strategy: Case studies of the Singapore Airlines Group and Qantas Group. Case Studies on Transport Policy. 7(1), 150-165
[Journal article]Authored by: Tsui, W.
Balli, HO., Tsui, WHK., & Balli, F. (2019). Modelling the volatility of international visitor arrivals to New Zealand. Journal of Air Transport Management. 75, 204-214
[Journal article]Authored by: Balli, F., Ozer-Balli, H., Tsui, W.
Ozer Balli, H., Balli, F., & Tsui, WHK. (2019). International tourism demand, number of airline seats and trade triangle: Evidence from New Zealand partners. Tourism Economics. 25(1), 132-144
[Journal article]Authored by: Balli, F., Ozer-Balli, H., Tsui, W.
Henderson, IL., Avis, M., & Tsui, WHK. (2018). Testing discontinuous innovations in the tourism industry: The case of scenic airship services. Tourism Management. 66, 167-179
[Journal article]Authored by: Avis, M., Henderson, I., Tsui, W.
Tsui, WHK., Balli, F., Tan, DTW., Lau, O., & Hasan, M. (2018). New Zealand business tourism: Exploring the impact of economic policy uncertainties. Tourism Economics. 24(4), 386-417
[Journal article]Authored by: Balli, F., Lau, C., Tsui, W.
Tsui, WHK. (2017). Does a low-cost carrier lead the domestic tourism demand and growth of New Zealand?. Tourism Management. 60(June 2017), 390-403
[Journal article]Authored by: Tsui, W.
Tsui, WHK., & Balli, F. (2017). International arrivals forecasting for Australian airports and the impact of tourism marketing expenditure. Tourism Economics. 23(2), 403-428
[Journal article]Authored by: Balli, F., Tsui, W.
Tan, D., & Tsui, WHK. (2017). Investigating causality in international air freight and business travel: The case of Australia. Urban Studies. 54(5), 1178-1193 Retrieved from http://journals.sagepub.com/home/usj
[Journal article]Authored by: Tsui, W.
Chow, CKW., & Tsui, WHK. (2017). Organizational learning, operating costs and airline consolidation policy in the Chinese airline industry. Journal of Air Transport Management. 63, 108-118
[Journal article]Authored by: Tsui, W.
Alsumairi, M., & Tsui, WHK. (2017). A case study: The impact of low-cost carriers on inbound tourism of Saudi Arabia. Journal of Air Transport Management. 62(July 2017), 129-145 Retrieved from http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jairtraman
[Journal article]Authored by: Tsui, W.
Tsui, WHK., Gilbey, A., & Ozer-Balli, H. (2014). Estimating airport efficiency of New Zealand airports. Journal of Air Transport Management. 35, 78-86
[Journal article]Authored by: Ozer-Balli, H., Tsui, W.
Tsui, KWH., Yuen, ACL., & Fung, MKY. (2018). Maintaining competitiveness of aviation hub: Empirical evidence of visitors to China via Hong Kong by air transport. Current Issues in Tourism. 21(11), 1260-1284
[Journal article]Authored by: Tsui, W.
Wang, K., Tsui, WHK., Liang, L., & Fu, X. (2016). Entry patterns of low-cost carriers in Hong Kong and implications to the regional market. Journal of Air Transport Management. , 1-12
[Journal article]Authored by: Tsui, W.
Tsui, WHK., Tan, DTW., & Shi, S. (2017). Impacts of airport traffic volumes on house prices of New Zealand’s major regions: A panel data approach. Urban Studies. 54(12), 2800-2817
[Journal article]Authored by: Tsui, W.
Lin, B., & Tsui, W. (2016). The effects of the airline strategic alliance group on member airlines’ productivity during pre – mature stage. The Air Transport Research Society Special Issues (International Journal of Aviation Management). 3(2/3), 136-149 Retrieved from http://www.inderscience.com/jhome.php?jcode=IJAM#about
[Journal article]Authored by: Tsui, W.
Gilbey, A., Tani, K., & Tsui, WHK. (2016). Outcome Knowledge and Under-reporting of Safety Concerns in Aviation. Applied Cognitive Psychology. 30(2), 141-151
[Journal article]Authored by: Gilbey, A., Tsui, W.
Tsui, WHK., & Fung, MKY. (2016). Analysing passenger network changes: The case of Hong Kong. Journal of Air Transport Management. 50, 1-11
[Journal article]Authored by: Tsui, W.
Tsui, WHK., & Fung, MKY. (2016). Causality between business travel and trade volumes: Empirical evidence from Hong Kong. Tourism Management. 52, 395-404
[Journal article]Authored by: Tsui, W.
Balli, F., & Tsui, WHK. (2016). Tourism Demand Spillovers between Australia and New Zealand: Evidence from the Partner Countries. Journal of Travel Research. 55(6), 804-812
[Journal article]Authored by: Balli, F., Tsui, W.
Tsui, WHK., Gilbey, A., & Balli, HO. (2014). Estimating airport efficiency of New Zealand airports. Journal of Air Transport Management. 35, 78-86
[Journal article]Authored by: Tsui, W.
Tsui, WHK., Ozer Balli, H., Gilbey, A., & Gow, H. (2014). Forecasting of Hong Kong airport's passenger throughput. Tourism Management. 42, 62-76
[Journal article]Authored by: Gilbey, A., Gow, H., Ozer-Balli, H., Tsui, W.
Kan W.H. Tsui, Steven J. Thatcher, . (2013). Aviation safety in the undergraduate curriculum: aviation students' perceptions.. World Transactions on Engineering and Technology Education. 11(4), 434-437
[Journal article]Authored by: Tsui, W.
Steven J. Thatcher; Kan W.H. Tsui, . (2013). A comparison of the learning outcomes of international students from Asia and Australian students in an undergraduate aviation programme. World Transactions on Engineering and Technology Education. 11(4), 456-459
[Journal article]Authored by: Tsui, W.

Book

Henderson, IL., & Tsui, WHK. (2019). The role of niche aviation operations as tourist attractions. In A. Graham, & F. Dobruszkes (Eds.) Air transport: A tourism perspective. (pp. 233 - 244). Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier
[Chapter]Authored by: Henderson, I., Tsui, W.
Tsui, KWH., & Henderson, IL. (2018). The changing dynamics and roles of New Zealand’s airports: An overview. In Advances in Airline Economics. (pp. 245 - 266).
[Chapter]Authored by: Henderson, I., Tsui, W.

Conference

Fu, X., Tsui, WHK., Sampaio, B., & Tan, DTW.(2019, October). An empirical analysis of airport activities-economic development relationship – the case of New Zealand. .
[Conference]Authored by: Tsui, W.
Tsui, WHK., Fu, X., Yin, C., & Zhang, H.(2019, May). Hong Kong’s Aviation and Tourism Growth – An empirical investigation. .
[Conference]Authored by: Tsui, W.
Henderson, IL., Tsui, WHK., Ngo, T., Gilbey, A., & Avis, M.Airline Choice in a Market with Two Major Players. . Seoul, Korea
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Avis, M., Henderson, I., Ngo, D., Tsui, W.
Ngo, T., & Tsui, WHK.(2018, July). Impacts of airport efficiency on airlines and tourism; A causality analysis on New Zealand airports. .
[Conference]Authored by: Tsui, W.
Henderson, IL., Tsui, WHK., Ngo, T., Gilbey, A., & Avis, M.(2018, July). Airline choice in a market with two major players. .
[Conference]Authored by: Avis, M., Gilbey, A., Tsui, W.
Kun, W., Tsui, WHK., Li, LB., Lei, Z., & Fu, X.(2018, July). International liberalisation and domestic market competition: Analysing the spatial entry patter of low-cost carrier in New Zealand. .
[Conference]Authored by: Tsui, W.
Lin, B., & Tsui, WHK.(2017, July). Exploring Airlines Organisational Culture: A Content Analysis of Mission and Vision Statements. .
[Conference]Authored by: Tsui, W.
Tsui, WHK., Fu, X., Tan, D., & Sampaio, B.(2017, July). Well-being and Airport Activities: The Empirical Analysis of Australia and New Zealand. .
[Conference]Authored by: Tsui, W.
Tsui, WHK., Tan, D., Chow, CKW., & Song, S.(2017, July). Tourism demand, airline seat capacity and housing prices: a regional study of New Zealand. .
[Conference]Authored by: Tsui, W.
Ozer-Balli, H., Tsui, W., & Balli, F.(2017, February). The volatility of international visitor arrivals to New Zealand. http://www.otago.ac.nz/economics/otago633681.pdf.
[Conference]Authored by: Balli, F., Ozer-Balli, H., Tsui, W.
Tsui, WHK., Tan, D., & Chow, CKW.(2016, June). Will air transport or tourism affect urban property prices? The case of regional cities in New Zealand. .
[Conference]Authored by: Tsui, W.
Wang, K., Tsui, WHK., Liang, L., & Fu, X.(2015, November). Entry Patterns of Low-Cost Carriers in Hong Kong and Implications to the Regional Market. Proceedings of the International Forum on Shipping, Ports and Airports (IFSPA) 2015: Empowering Excellence in Maritime and Air Logistics: Innovation Management and Technology.
[Conference]Authored by: Tsui, W.
Tsui, W., Ozer-Balli, H., Gilbey, AP., & Gow, H.(2013, September). Forecasting of Hong Kong international airport’s passenger volumes. Proceedings The 6th Knowledge Cities World Summit. (KCWS-2013)(pp. 732 - 732). Retreived from http://brosgroup.net/KCWS2013/KCWS_2013_PROCEEDINGS.pdf
[Conference]Authored by: Gilbey, A., Gow, H., Ozer-Balli, H., Tsui, W.
Tsui, WHK., Gilbey, A., & Ozer-Balli, H.(2013, June). Estimating airport efficiency of New Zealand airports. .
[Conference]Authored by: Tsui, W.
Tsui, WHK., Ozer-Balli, H., Gow, H., & Gilbey, A.(2011, June). Operational efficiency of Asia Pacific airports. .
[Conference]Authored by: Gilbey, A., Gow, H., Tsui, W.

Thesis

Henderson, IL. (2016). Could airships make a comeback? Evidence from a case study within the tourism industry of Queenstown, New Zealand. (Master's Thesis)
[Masters Thesis]Authored by: Henderson, I.Edited by: Avis, M., Tsui, W.

Other

Henderson, I., Tsui, WHK., Gilbey, A., Avis, M., & Ngo, D. (2019). Transcripts for: Airline brand choice in a duopolistic market: The case of New Zealand. Retreived from https://data.mendeley.com/datasets/c2925mpjpp/1
[Dataset]Authored by: Avis, M., Henderson, I., Ngo, D., Tsui, W.

Consultancy and Languages

Languages

  • English, Cantonese, Mandarin
    Last used: Present
    Spoken ability: Excellent
    Written ability: Excellent

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Supervisor 3 0
Co-supervisor 1 0

Teaching

190.318 - Air Transport Economics

190.703 - Management in Aviation Systems

190.721 - Design and Management of Aviation

Current Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • Hanjun Wu - Doctor of Philosophy
    Investigating the impact of air transport subsidies in tourism receiving countries.
  • Vinolia Salesi - Doctor of Philosophy
    Contributing factors for determining ICAO compliance of the Pacific island countries (PICs)
  • Isaac Henderson - Doctor of Philosophy
    Applying the brand construct to air transportation

Co-supervisor of:

  • Xinning Wang - Doctor of Philosophy
    Exploring innovative funding for Mega Transport Infrastructure Projects

Media and Links

Media

  • 14 Jul 2018 - Newspaper, Radio, Online
    Airships for tourism could soon be the next big th
    Isaac's interview of airship for tourism is based on the findings of his Masters thesis that I have supervised, and the findings has been published in the top ranked tourism journal (Tourism Managemen

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