A CASE STUDY OF CONTINENTAL AIRLINES UNDER PROPOSED REGULATORY REFORM OF DOMESTIC AIR TRANSPORTATION (STUDIES IN THE ECONOMICS OF FEDERAL TRANSPORTATION POLICIES, NUMBER 7)

This work primarily addresses the issue of whether there would be any major restructuring of the current domestic airline networks with the advent of reform to the existing federal economic regulatory policy. It is centered on the 1975 Aviation Act which calls for freer entry and exit and increased pricing flexibility for the domestic scheduled interstate air transportation industry. Continental Airlines was selected from among the "trunk carriers" as a scenario for the study. The carrier's past operations indicate that it would likely be a forerunner in route expansion, route rationalization and innovative pricing under regulatory reform. Implementation of the study was feasible because of the availability of a linear programming model that is well suited for economic analysis of the air carrier firm. /Author/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Center for Transportation Studies, Room 1121
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02139
  • Authors:
    • TAYLOR, M A
  • Publication Date: 1977-5

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  • Pagination: 150 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00176720
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CTS 77-14
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1978 12:00AM