AIRLINE REGULATORY REFORM: CONSUMER PROTECTION OR BUREAUCRATIC RIP-OFF?

The increasing pressure for deregulation by the Federal Government, Congress, and consumer advocate groups is discussed. An overview of the present regulatory system is presented. With airlines and the CAB both taking a new look at airline fare competition, and the airline's past history of customer service competition, several aspects of the system still remain as areas of concern to civic and airport parties. These include the following: Automatic transfer of dormant route authority; protection of air service to small and isolated communities; removal of archaic route restrictions; controlled phasing of automatic entry and exit of carriers; and, acceleration of the regulatory process. Lastly, it is noted that what is really needed by the industry and the nation is a Congressionally mandated National Air Transportation Policy.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Lakewood Publications

    731 Hennepin
    Minneapolis, MN  USA  55403
  • Authors:
    • Huber, A J
  • Publication Date: 1978-7

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  • Accession Number: 00179877
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Airport Services Management
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 14 1978 12:00AM