Competition and Regulation in the Airline Industry

Puppets in Chaos

By Steven Truxal

© 2012 – Routledge

190 pages

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About the Book

An examination of the relationship between competition and the deregulation and liberalisation of the US and European air transport sectors reveals that the structure of the air transport sector has undergone a number of significant changes. A growing number of airlines are entering into horizontal and vertical cooperative arrangements and integration including franchising, codeshare agreements, alliances, ‘virtual mergers’ and in some cases, mergers with other airlines, groups of airlines or other complementary lines of business such as airports.

This book considers the current legal issues affecting the air transport sector incorporating recent developments in the industry, including the end of certain exemptions from EU competition rules, the effect of the EU-US Open Skies Agreement, the accession of new EU Member States and the Lisbon Treaty. The book explores the differing European and US regulatory approaches to the changes in the industry and examines how airlines have remained economically efficient in what is perceived as a complex and confused regulatory environment. Competition and Regulation in the Airline Industry will be of particular interest to academics and students of competition law as well as EU law.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. The evolution of air transport 3. Deregulation, liberalisation and regulation 4. American and European competition law and policy 5. The development of tactical and strategic alliances 6. Final thoughts

About the Author

Steven Truxal is Visiting Professor at Humboldt University in Berlin and Director of the University's Centre for British Studies.

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Routledge Research in Competition Law

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS010000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Business Law
BUS070100
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Transportation
LAW000000
LAW / General
LAW005000
LAW / Antitrust
LAW014000
LAW / Commercial / General