The author presents a historical overview of the supplemental airline industry. The U.S. supplements are credited with popularizing low-cost air trips to Hawaii and across the Atlantic, and having made the concept of charters a permanent part of the U.S. air transportation system. However, proposed low fares for scheduled international airlines, promotional fares on domestic flights, the declining number of supplemental carriers, and their present financial condition seem to indicate potential problems for the future of supplemental airlines. The author traces the growth of these airlines from their statutory legitimacy in 1962 to present day efforts by scheduled airlines to curtail these activities. The author concludes that although scheduled airlines are aggressively competing supplementals are here to stay. It is important for the Civil Aeronautics Board to encourage competition whether through innovative fare schemes, new entrants, or other devices. Possible future solutions include major supplementals in each of the major market areas, increased usage of supplementals in domestic and international cargo and in long-haul domestic routes.

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    Air Line Pilots Association

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  • Authors:
    • Feldman, J
  • Publication Date: 1978-1

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  • Accession Number: 00172455
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 26 1978 12:00AM