In this paper, the authors present the main findings and recommendations from a recent report by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, National Research Council's Transportation Research Board (TRB) on the status of competition in the U.S. airline industry. The Congressionally requested study, conducted by an 11-member expert committee, was prompted by concerns over alleged unfair exclusionary or predatory conduct in the U.S. airline industry and a subsequent proposal by the U.S. Dept. of Transportation (U.S. DOT) to use regulatory-like procedures to detect and prohibit suspect behavior. Although committee members differed in their views on DOT's enforcement role, they urged aviation policymakers to take more positive steps to foster competition and entry in airline markets, including the introduction of market-oriented methods for providing and regulating the use of airport and airway capacity and to undertake more thorough reviews of proposed airline alliances and other types of airline partnerships.

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    University of Bath

    Claverton Down
    Bath, Avon  United Kingdom  BA2 7AY
  • Authors:
    • Meyer, J R
    • Menzies, T R
  • Publication Date: 2000-1


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00791414
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 19 2000 12:00AM