An assessment of the effects of airline deregulation on travelers and carriers indicates that deregulaation has provided travelers and carriers with $14.9 billion of annual benefits (1988 dollars). Airport congestion, airline safety, airline bankruptcy, and mergers are also analyzed and found in most cases to have reduced benefits. But, these costs should not be attributed to deregulation per se, but to failures by the government to pursue appropriate policies in these areas. Pursuit of policies that promote airline competition and efficient use of airport capacity would significntly increase the benefits from dregulation and would provide valuable guidance for other industries undergoing the transition to deregulation.

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    American Association for Advancement of Science

    1313 H Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20005
  • Authors:
    • Morrison, Steven A
    • Winston, C
  • Publication Date: 1989-8

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  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 707-711
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00491133
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 28 1990 12:00AM