Airline regulation (31 - 40 of 72 items)
Airline Deregulation: Barriers to Entry Continue to Limit Competition in Several Key Domestic Markets
RCED-97-4: Published: Oct 18, 1996. Publicly Released: Nov 13, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on airline operating and marketing practices that restrict the entry of new airlines in the deregulated airline industry, focusing on: (1) whether barriers still exist that prevent airlines, particularly those started after deregulation, from servicing new markets; and (2) how these barriers have affected fares and service.GAO found tha...
Aviation Security: Immediate Action Needed to Improve Security
T-RCED/NSIAD-96-237: Published: Aug 1, 1996. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed aviation security, focusing on the measures needed to reduce potential security threats. GAO noted that: (1) the threat of terrorism is increasing in the United States; (2) aviation security responsibilities are shared by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), airlines, and airports; (3) FAA and the aviation community rely on information from...
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: DOT Needs Better Data for Monitoring and Decisionmaking
T-RCED-95-240: Published: Jul 11, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 11, 1995.
GAO discussed the Department of Transportation's (DOT) efforts to increase the access of U.S. airlines to foreign markets. GAO noted that DOT: (1) policy goals include negotiating with foreign governments to achieve a deregulated airline environment; (2) has not collected or analyzed the information necessary to conduct sufficient economic analyses of proposed changes in the international marketpl...
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...
Aviation Safety: FAA Can Be More Proactive in Promoting Aviation Safety
T-RCED-95-81: Published: Jan 12, 1995. Publicly Released: Jan 12, 1995.
GAO discussed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) efforts to ensure the safety of the flying public. GAO noted that: (1) although recent aviation accidents have received much publicity and raised considerable public concern, air travel remains generally safe; (2) FAA is having difficulty keeping pace with advances in aircraft technologies; (3) FAA has taken years to develop a system to tar...
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...
FAA Reauthorization: Opportunity Exists to Address Safety, Capacity, and Efficiency Issues
T-RCED-93-75: Published: Sep 28, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 1993.
GAO discussed the Federal Aviation Administration Authorization Act of 1993, as well as other issues related to the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) facilities and equipment, operations, and research activities. GAO noted that: (1) from fiscal year 1992 to 1993, Airport Improvement Program (AIP) discretionary funds decreased while the proportion of set-aside funds increased; (2) the Capital...