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The Regulation of Air Transport
From Protection to Liberalisation, and Back Again

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ISBN 9781138327986
April 17, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
272 Pages 6 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The regulation of modern civil aviation can be traced back to the later years of the Second World War. An intense debate about the future regulatory regime resulted in a compromise which to this day essentially dictates the structure of the global airline industry. Further progress towards ‘normalising’ the industry appears to be slowing down, and perhaps even going into reverse. Without an understanding of the development of regulation, it is not possible to understand fully the industry’s current problems and how they might be resolved.

Many books have been written about the development of international air transport, covering deregulation, privatisation, the emergence of new business models among other things, but few if any have taken a broad view of the trends which have determined the industry’s current structure. The Regulation of International Air Transport charts the regulation of international air transport from the end of the Second World War to the present day, following the key trends and developments. It provides an overview of what has determined the industry’s current structure, the problems still facing the industry and the ways in which it could develop in the future.

This wide-ranging study is important reading for both professional and academics within the aviation field, as well as anyone interested in the development of aviation regulations.

Table of Contents

Preface, 1. Introduction, 2. The Beginning, 3. Growth and Disruption: Charters and Bermuda 2, 4. US Deregulation, 5. European Liberalisation, 6. Open Skies, 7. The Low-Cost Revolution, 8. Ownership and Control, 9. Technology and the Environment, 10. Airline Profitability, 11. Air Traffic Management, 12. Airport, 13. Summary, COVID and the Future, 14. Index

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Barry Humphreys is a former Director of Virgin Atlantic Airways; he is currently Non-Executive Chairman of the British Air Transport Association and an aviation consultant.