The advantages of airline competition to consumers are clearly apparent. Lower fares, greater choice, more frequent flights and a wider range of available services have all been evident when the entry of a new competitor has occurred. In many instances however, after an initial, relatively short-lived, period of aggressive competition the new entrant has either gone bankrupt or found a less stressful existence co-operating in some manner with the incumbent. In this wide-ranging book, the author looks at the competitive arena in the post-regulation era and especially focusses on deregulation’s legacy; globalization in a bilateral world breaking the link between nationality and airlines. The book is of special interest to those members engaged in the Airline Industry, Regulatory Authorities and Government Departments of Transport and Industry. It will be of value to academic specialists in transport economics and public policy; MSc students and Institutes of Transport; pressure groups and the Travel and Tourism Industry.
Table of Contents
Contents: Introduction. Extent and impact of deregulation; Impact in European domestic markets; Impact in other regions’ domestic markets; Impact of low cost carriers in Europe; Europe - the world’s first fully deregulated region; Air transport provision in remoter regions; Competition on the North Atlantic; Prospects for global deregulation; A new role for regulators; Conclusion; Index.
George Williams, Senior Lecturer in Air Transport, Air Transport Group, Cranfield University, Beds, UK.
’This volume contains a vast amount of tabular information and graphs, all of which are thoughtfully and carefully compiled and of direct relevance to the most important current issues relating to competition in the airline industry. As such it is a most valuable reference; and it should prove to be of great use, both to people researching the industry and to students reading for degrees in the air transport field.’ Dr J.P. Hanlon, University of Birmingham, UK ’...presents us with a wealth of tables and graphs...a tool for those engaged in the planning of future policies for civil aviation...clear and instructive.’ Air and Space Law ’This book is highly recommended. It is a useful addition to the literature in this field. It should find its way on to the shelves of all serious students of the industry.’ The Aerospace Professional