Airline regulation (71 - 79 of 79 items)
The Changing Airline Industry: A Status Report Through 1982
RCED-83-179: Published: Jul 6, 1983. Publicly Released: Jul 6, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO updated an earlier report on the airline industry, specifically focusing on the effects deregulation has had on airline traffic, fares, profits, productivity, air service patterns, and the safety records of domestic passenger airlines.GAO found that, since deregulation, airline traffic has increased substantially. While air fares have also increased, the...
More Flexible Eligibility Criteria Could Enhance the Small Communities Essential Air Service Subsidy Program
RCED-83-97: Published: May 18, 1983. Publicly Released: May 18, 1983.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided its views on: (1) whether the essential air service subsidy program's eligibility criteria contained in the Airline Deregulation Act of 1978 should be changed; and (2) alternatives available to administer the program after the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) ceases to exist in 1985.Under the Airline Deregulation Act, communities are guaranteed essent...
The Changing Airline Industry: A Status Report Through 1981
CED-82-94: Published: Jun 24, 1982. Publicly Released: Jun 29, 1982.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reported on changes in the airline industry since the passage of the Airline Deregulation Act of 1978. The report discusses airline traffic; fares; profits; productivity; air service patterns, including service to small communities; and safety records.Since deregulation, the airline industry has encountered two recessions, rapidly rising fuel prices, and...
Impact on Federal Government if the Combined Continental Airlines and Texas International Airlines Fail To Meet Financial Obligations
CED-82-33: Published: Feb 3, 1982. Publicly Released: Feb 16, 1982.
GAO was requested to obtain information on the potential financial loss to the Federal Government if the combined Continental Airlines and Texas International Airlines fail to meet their financial obligations. The report addressed the following subjects: (1) essential air service to the Pacific; (2) aircraft loan guarantees; (3) potential revenue loss to the Treasury; and (4) the Airline Employee...
The Changing Airline Industry: A Status Report Through 1980
CED-81-103: Published: Jun 1, 1981. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1981.
GAO was requested to update an earlier report, which compared conditions that existed in the airline industry before and in the 2 years after enactment of the Airline Deregulation Act of 1978. GAO analyzed four aspects of the industry's operation: (1) traffic; (2) fares; (3) profitability; and (4) productivity.The review of the airline operations since deregulation began through calendar year 1980...
Airline Deregulation: Boon or Bust?
115192: Jan 1, 1981
This article appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 16, Issue 2, Spring 1981. The Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) is responsible for the economic regulation of the airline industry. CAB has scrupulously protected airlines from competition. Criticism has been aimed at the CAB route-award policy which restricted new routes and competition. CAB fare policies failed to give cost-service options to passengers...
Aircraft Delays at Major U.S. Airports Can Be Reduced
CED-79-102: Published: Sep 4, 1979. Publicly Released: Sep 4, 1979.
In 1977, aircraft delays caused U.S. airlines to use an additional 700 million gallons of fuel which is over 8 percent of their total consumption, detained travelers 600 million hours, and cost the airlines over $800 million.The delays can be reduced if runway capacity at major airports is used more efficiently by shifting air traffic from peak to off-peak periods or to other airports. Another way...
Information on Growth and Resources of the Federal Aviation Administration
B-179321: Published: Feb 12, 1974. Publicly Released: May 20, 1975.
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