TRENDS IN AIR TRANSPORT AND THEIR IMPACT ON TOURISM. SPECIAL ARTICLE NO. 28

At the beginning of the post-war period, tourism accounted for relatively little of the air travel being done at that time. Air transport was expensive, unreliable, offered limited service and catered mainly to business travelers. Through the years, the advent of jet aircraft which were faster and had larger capacity has made more flights at less cost possible and thus facilitated the vast increase in the number of passengers, (especially after the introduction of low charter fares and wide-bodied aircraft), with tourism now accounting for the bulk of air travel. However, this growth is not an unmixed unblessing since it will cause a deterioration in the level of service, both on the ground as airports become filled to capacity and in the air as higher density seating become the rule.

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  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Accession Number: 00196051
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1979 12:00AM