The Effects of Open Skies Agreements on Transatlantic Air Service Levels

This paper examines the effects of Open Skies agreements on service levels in transatlantic aviation markets. The authors route analysis reveals that Open Skies agreements between European countries and the United States (US) have resulted in both increases and decreases in service levels. Of the 22 European countries with US Open Skies agreements in place by 2007, only seven demonstrated increases in service levels while six showed reductions. Five countries saw no significant change and the remaining four have yet to receive direct transatlantic service, suggesting that liberalization alone does not lead to service level increases.


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  • Accession Number: 01155601
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 21 2010 8:58AM