Airline Deregulation and Market Performance: The Economic Basis for Regulatory Reform and Lessons from the US Experience

  • Theodore E. Keeler


Ever since airline deregulation was first proposed for the United States, it has been the cause of controversy. Proponents have seen little but benefits from it, yet opponents have found much to criticise. The purpose of this paper is to survey the evidence from the United States with the following set of questions in mind.


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