This workshop presentation discusses the current financial strength of the U.S. airline industry, looks at what the immediate future holds in terms of traffic growth and earnings, and summarizes the basic concerns and challenges facing the industry. Among these concerns and challenges are the management of growth, airport and airway constraints, load factors, and capital requirements. Concluding remarks concern ownership issues, political issues, and the future of the airline industry.

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    • This paper appears in Transportation Research Circular No. 352, Future Aviation Activities: Sixth International Workshop, Washington, D.C., September 13-15, 1989. Distribution, posting, or copying of this PDF is strictly prohibited without written permission of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academy of Sciences. Unless otherwise indicated, all materials in this PDF are copyrighted by the National Academy of Sciences. Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved.
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    • Plickert, H J
  • Publication Date: 1990-2

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Pagination: p. 14-17
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  • Accession Number: 00496781
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1990 12:00AM