MARKETING AND POLICY STUDY OF COMMUTER AIRLINE SERVICE IN SOUTH CAROLINA

The findings, recommendations and supporting documentation are presented of the first of a 2-phase study. This report assesses the passenger and cargo demand for scheduled commuter airline service, identifies specific markets and routes which have the potential to support such service, and prepares a plan for implementation of service which is economically and operationally feasible. The details are given of the socioeconomic development of the area, air transportation development and potential, cost estimating relationships, and route analysis. The study concludes that there are a number of markets and routes involving South Carolina cities which have the potential to support scheduled commuter airline service. Five routes linking South Carolina's three metropolitan cities with other southeast metropolitan areas have been forecast to produce operating profits for commuter airline operations with 15-seat Beech-99 aircraft. Further findings relating to commuter operations, the breakeven range for most routes and fare levels are presented. Recommendations relating to the promotion of air services, regulations, implementation, funding, etc. are also presented.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This report was prepared for the South Carolina Aeronautics Commission.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Simat, Helliesen and Eichner, Incorporated

    1019 19th Street, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20036
  • Publication Date: 1975-8

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: v.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00173874
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 14 1978 12:00AM