Commuter airlines make up the fastest growing segment of the air transportation industry. Beginning in the early 1960s the regional/commuter airline industry has become an integral part of the air transport network in the United States. Since deregulation, the number of regional/commuter passenger enplanements has increased more rapidly than for the major carriers. This growth is expected to continue as the majors turn over more short-haul, low-density routes to the commuters. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the industry and the primary operating and management functions of a typical commuter airline. Part One presents the origin and development of commuters, the regulatory environment in which they operate, the structure of their industry, and the important role they play. Part Two begins with a description of the FAA certification process and is followed by coverage of market measurement, forecasting, and planning. Part Three addresses the future outlook for U.S. regional airlines.

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    Krieger Publishing Company

    P.O. Box 9542
    Melbourne, FL  United States  32902-9542
  • Authors:
    • Wells, A T
    • Richey, F D
  • Publication Date: 1996


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00712549
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0894649477
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 9 1995 12:00AM