Airline Deregulation at 40: Airport Perspective

This article looks at the effects of the Airline Deregulation Act signed into law on October 24, 1978. It discusses the U.S. Civil Aeronautics Board's (CAB's) authority over new routes until 1982; airport development projects; opportunities and challenges for airport growth; and changes in airport revenue sources. Forty years later, passenger boardings have increased by more than 200 percent; four major carriers, American, Delta, United, and Southwest, carry more than 65 percent of U.S. air travelers, and many airports are barely recognizable from how they appeared in 1978.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: pp 20-21
  • Serial:
    • TR News
    • Issue Number: 315
    • Publisher: Transportation Research Board
    • ISSN: 0738-6826
  • Publication flags:

    Open Access (libre)

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01674089
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jun 25 2018 9:48AM