NEW AIR SERVICE AND DEREGULATION: A STUDY IN TRANSITION

An overview is presented of the changes in patterns of service that have occurred over the last year, 1978, and the implications of these changes for small and medium-sized communities are discussed. It is noted that deregulation is benefitting consumers. In 1978, consumers saved about $2.5 billion. Also, 98% of the traveling public has the same or more service available today as they had a year ago. Comments are made on communities that have lost air carriers. At the smallest communities, service is being expanded at noncertificated points. In some groups of communities, subsidized certificated service is replaced by commuter service. In the small to medium-sized cities which have lost service, however, the objectives to deregulation is most vocal. Problems endemic in a transition from a regulated system to a market system are being smoothed out by the federal government. One transitional issue is that related to setting the essential air service program in place.

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    Southern Methodist University

    School of Law
    Dallas, TX  USA  75222
  • Authors:
    • Cohen, M S
  • Publication Date: 1979

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  • Accession Number: 00300175
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Comments
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 28 1979 12:00AM