CHANGES IN AIRFARE, SERVICE, AND SAFETY SINCE AIRLINE DEREGULATION. TESTIMONY

This is the statement of John H. Anderson, Jr., Director, Transportation and Telecommunications Issues, Resources, Community, and Economic Development Division, General Accounting Office (GAO), before the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, U.S. Senate on the changes that have occurred in domestic aviation since the deregulation of the airline industry. The testimony discusses three areas in which comparisons were made of changes in airline (1) fares, (2) service quantity and quality, and (3) safety since deregulation for airports serving small, medium-sized, and large communities. The following summarizes the findings: Fares per passenger mile, adjusted for inflation, have fallen since deregulation about as much for aiports serving small and medium sized communities as they have at airports serving large communities. In general, the quantity of the air service available has increased since deregulations. In general, the safety of air travel has improved for all three groups of airports sampled.

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  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices;
  • Pagination: 16 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00727043
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: GAO/T-RCED-96-126
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 4 1996 12:00AM