ADDITIONAL ANALYSES OF AIR CARRIED LOAD FACTORS AND COMPETITION

The study analyzes every competitive domestic market segment served by each airline. The major results are: (1) The impact of CAB imposed operating restrictions result in sharply lower load factors for the restricted carriers than the unrestricted carriers; (2) carriers operate a large number of short haul (under 200 miles) entry or bridge segments with low load factors due to the interdependent nature of the markets; (3) load factors for unrestricted carriers do not invariably decline as the number of competitors increase; and (4) the impact on market load factor of a new unrestricted competitor will necessarily vary depending upon the cost and scheduling characteristics of the added competitor.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Simat, Helliesen and Eichner, Incorporated

    1019 19th Street, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20036

    Assistant Secretary for Policy & Internatl Affairs

    Office of Transportation Regulation
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Publication Date: 1978-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 106 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00190902
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT/P/50-78/4 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-OS-60501
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 28 1979 12:00AM