INTERNATIONAL AIR FARE LEVELS: AN EVALUATION AFTER THREE DECADES OF IATA (INTERNATIONAL AIR TRANSPORT ASSOCIATION) RATE-MAKING

International air fare levels are compared to estimated competitive fares. An estimate is made of the traffic volume which would have resulted if the competitive fare had been in effect. The impact on consumers' welfare of the existing fare levels is estimated. The study indicates that international passenger demand is highly price elastic and that the current level of air fares results in substantial losses to consumers.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Economic study report 1977.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Assistant Secretary for Policy and International Affairs

    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Barnekov Jr, C C
  • Publication Date: 1978-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 60 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00190994
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT/P/50-78/47
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 12 1979 12:00AM