Application of Network Analysis to Study the Competition of Aviation Hub in ASEAN

  • Orathai Narongchai Mahasarakham Business School, Mahasarakham University
  • KOMKRIT WONGKHAE Mahasarakham Business School, Mahasarakham University
  • Nut Thancharoen Mahasarakham Business School, Mahasarakham University
  • Chutiya Kanthapanit Mahasarakham Business School, Mahasarakham University
Keywords: Aviation Centrality, Aviation Competition, Network Analysis, ASEAN


Expansion of aviation industry in ASEAN enhances the movement of production factors and economic growth in the region. This study aimed to examine centralities and network competition of aviation industry.  Data of daily aviation movement from 120 airports was used to measure centrality indices by Ucinet6.0 software. The finding revealed that Soekarno-Hatta International Airport (CGK) of Indonesia , Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL) and Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL) of Philippines were the highest in term of degree, closeness and betweeness centrality in the region respectively. Singapore Changi Airport (SIN) of Singapore was the highest networking competition. Factors positively affecting degree of centrality were annual number of flights and age of airport. For overall networking competition, number of hub airlines has the same direction of completion level,
but number of passengers and government operated airport were negative direction to competition.
The results from this study led to beneficial guidance for implementation policies in order to enhance.


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How to Cite
Narongchai, O., WONGKHAE, K., Thancharoen, N., & Kanthapanit, C. (2018). Application of Network Analysis to Study the Competition of Aviation Hub in ASEAN. Journal of Accountancy and Management, 9(1), 189-198. Retrieved from
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