This report, the result of an eight month study in 1982, describes the air service upheavals caused by the 1978 Air Transport Deregulation Act and changing economic conditions. Pointing out that while increased airline competition has brought more flights and air fare bargains to cities such as Minneapolis-St. Paul and Milwaukee, the author notes that many smaller cities throughout the region now have less air service, and on smaller aircraft, than before deregulation. Scheduled air service to small cities was facing another, perhaps more serious problem with the end of federal air service subsidies, which was set to expire in 1988. It was thought that withdrawal of these "essential air service" subsidies could mean the loss of all scheduled air service, or reduction to service on the smallest commercial passenger aircraft at some Upper Midwest communities. The study suggested that some communities would have to return to the highways or begin local subsidy and promotional efforts if they wanted to remain part of the deregulated air transportation system.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Upper Midwest Council

    Federal Reserve Bank Building
    Minneapolis, MN  United States  55480
  • Authors:
    • Langland, R
  • Publication Date: 1982-6


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 42 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00723579
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 24 1996 12:00AM