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.
Simat, Helliesen and Eichner, Incorporated1019 19th Street, NW
Washington, DC United States 20036
Assistant Secretary for Policy & Internatl AffairsOffice of Transportation Regulation
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Publication Date: 1978-4
- Pagination: 106 p.
- TRT Terms: Air transportation; Airlines; Common carriers; Competition; Federal laws; Load factor; Loading and unloading; Market research; Marketing; Regulations; Short haul
- Old TRIS Terms: Federal regulations; Loading procedures
- Subject Areas: Aviation; Law;
- 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