Competition (31 - 40 of 70 items)
FAA Financing: Issues and Options in Deciding to Reinstate or Replace the Airline Ticket Tax
T-RCED-97-56: Published: Feb 4, 1997. Publicly Released: Feb 4, 1997.
GAO discussed issues related to the financing of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), focusing on the: (1) status of the Airport and Airway Trust Fund; (2) issues raised by the coalition of the nation's largest airlines to replace the tax on domestic airline tickets with fees on domestic operations; (3) potential effects of the coalition's proposal on domestic competition; and (4) potential...
Airport and Airway Trust Fund: Issues Raised by Proposal to Replace the Airline Ticket Tax
RCED-97-23: Published: Dec 9, 1996. Publicly Released: Dec 9, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the proposal by a coalition of the seven largest U.S. airlines to replace the ticket tax with user fees, focusing on: (1) whether the ticket tax should be replaced by a different fee system; (2) what the potential competitive impacts of the fees proposed by the coalition airlines would be; (3) what factors need to be considered if a new fee system...
Airline Deregulation: Changes in Airfares, Service, and Safety at Small, Medium-Sized, and Large Communities
RCED-96-79: Published: Apr 19, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the deregulation of the airline industry, focusing on: (1) airfares and the quantity, quality, and safety of air service since deregulation.GAO noted that: (1) the average fare per passenger mile is 9 percent lower at small-community airports, 11 percent lower at medium-sized airports, and 8 percent lower at large-community airports; (2) the larges...
Domestic Aviation: Changes in Airfares, Service, and Safety Since Airline Deregulation
T-RCED-96-126: Published: Apr 25, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 1996.
GAO discussed changes that have occurred in domestic aviation since the deregulation of the airline industry, focusing on changes in airline fares, service quantity and quality, and safety. GAO noted that: (1) increased competition and especially the entry of new airlines has resulted in lower air fares than before deregulation at most airports; (2) fares have risen at some airports, many of which...
International Aviation: DOT's Efforts to Increase U.S. Airlines' Access to International Markets
T-RCED-96-32: Published: Mar 14, 1996. Publicly Released: Mar 14, 1996.
GAO discussed the Department of Transportation's (DOT) efforts to increase U.S. airlines' access to the United Kingdom (UK). GAO noted that: (1) DOT has little leverage in its efforts to reduce restrictions in its agreement with the UK, since its major airline already has extensive access to the U.S. aviation market; (2) only two U.S. airlines have access to London's Heathrow Airport, with the oth...
International Aviation: Better Data on Code-Sharing Needed by DOT for Monitoring and Decisionmaking
T-RCED-95-170: Published: May 24, 1995. Publicly Released: May 24, 1995.
GAO discussed international aviation issues, focusing on code-sharing alliances between U.S. and foreign airlines. GAO noted that: (1) bilateral agreements between the United States and foreign nations often restrict an airline's ability to serve foreign markets; (2) investments in other countries' airlines and the tripling of code-sharing alliances since 1982 have been effective strategies for ai...
International Aviation: Airline Alliances Produce Benefits, but Effect on Competition Is Uncertain
RCED-95-99: Published: Apr 6, 1995. Publicly Released: May 5, 1995.
GAO provided information on marketing alliances between U.S. and foreign airlines, focusing on: (1) their effect on consumers and airlines' traffic flows and revenues; and (2) key issues that the Department of Transportation (DOT) needs to address.GAO found that: (1) alliances between U.S and foreign airlines have increased ridership and revenues for partners; (2) the impact of an alliance on othe...
Amtrak: Deteriorated Financial and Operating Conditions
T-RCED-95-90: Published: Jan 26, 1995. Publicly Released: Jan 26, 1995.
GAO discussed Amtrak's operations and finances and its strategic business plan. GAO noted that: (1) Amtrak's financial condition has declined steadily since 1990, to the point that its ability to continue national service is seriously threatened; (2) it is unlikely that Amtrak can overcome its problems in financing, capital investments, and service quality while continuing to operate its current n...
International Aviation: New Competitive Conditions Require Changes in DOT Strategy
T-RCED-94-194: Published: May 5, 1994. Publicly Released: May 5, 1994.
GAO discussed the Department of Transportation's (DOT) international aviation policymaking, focusing on: (1)operating and marketing obstacles that U.S. airlines encounter at airports in Europe and Asia; and (2) marketing alliances between U.S. and foreign airlines. GAO noted that: (1) international traffic has become increasingly important to U.S. airlines; (2) although the international aviation...
Airport Competition: Essential Air Service Slots at O'Hare International Airport
RCED-94-118FS: Published: Mar 4, 1994. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the availability of air travel between small midwestern airports and Chicago's O'Hare International Airport.GAO found that: (1) in fiscal year 1993, the Essential Air Service (EAS) Program provided a total of $38.6 million to commercial air carriers agreeing to provide service to designated communities; (2) some midwestern communitie...