Airlines (61 - 70 of 158 items)
Air Traffic Control: Role of FAA's Modernization Program in Reducing Delays and Congestion
GAO-01-725T: Published: May 10, 2001. Publicly Released: May 10, 2001.
This testimony discusses the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) efforts to modernize the nation's air traffic control (ATC) system and its relationship to other initiatives to address the escalating crises of insufficient capacity facing the aviation industry. Specifically, GAO reviews the (1) extent of the delay and congestion problems and the contribution of the ATC system to them, (2) prog...
Aviation Competition: Regional Jet Service Yet to Reach Many Small Communities
GAO-01-344: Published: Feb 14, 2001. Publicly Released: Mar 16, 2001.
The increasing numbers of regional jets (RJ) in operation have provided U.S. air carriers with opportunities to serve new and existing markets. With predominantly 50-seat aircraft, the carriers have initiated service to many large and medium-large communities but have provided less service to smaller communities. Service to small communities--to which the airlines now mostly operate turboprop air...
Airline Competition: Issues Raised by Consolidation Proposals
GAO-01-402T: Published: Feb 7, 2001. Publicly Released: Feb 7, 2001.
In May 2000, United Airlines proposed to acquire US Airways and divest part of those assets to create a new airline to be called DC Air. More recently, American Airlines has proposed buying Trans World Airlines (TWA), along with certain assets from United. These proposals have raised questions about how such consolidation in the airline industry could affect competition in general and consumers i...
Aviation Competition: Issues Related to the Proposed United Airlines-US Airways Merger
GAO-01-212: Published: Dec 15, 2000. Publicly Released: Dec 15, 2000.
In May 2000, two of the nation's largest airlines, United Airlines and US Airways, proposed merging. As part of the agreement, United and US Airways also proposed divesting some of the US Airways' assets at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport to create an airline to be known as DC Air. The Justice Department is now reviewing the proposal to determine if the merger would violate U.S. antitrus...
Airline Deregulation: Changes in Airfares and Service at Buffalo, New York
T-RCED-99-286: Published: Sep 20, 1999. Publicly Released: Sep 20, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed changes in airfares and service quality at Buffalo Niagara International Airport since deregulation.GAO noted that: (1) most communities in the United States, including Buffalo, New York, have benefited from a decrease in average airfares since 1990; average airfares for passengers travelling to and from Buffalo are lower today than they were in 1...
Aviation: Comparison of Airline 'Customer Service Commitment' With Contracts of Carriage and Federal Law
RCED-99-281R: Published: Sep 10, 1999. Publicly Released: Sep 10, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO compared airlines' contracts of carriage with the Air Transport Association's (ATA) Customer Service Commitment.GAO noted that: (1) ATA's Customer Service Commitment extends the airlines' commitment beyond the contracts of carriage by either adding new provisions or augmenting existing terms; (2) the Customer Service Commitment includes new provisions conce...
Aviation: Issues Associated With the Theft of Stock Used to Create Airline Tickets
RCED-99-219: Published: Jul 30, 1999. Publicly Released: Jul 30, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on issues associated with the theft of stock used to create airline tickets, focusing on: (1) the number and value of the airline ticket stock stolen annually; (2) financial implications associated with the use of stolen ticket stock; (3) issues that are potentially associated with the use of stolen ticket stock; and (4) technological i...
Aviation Competition: Information on the Department of Transportation's Proposed Policy
RCED-99-225: Published: Jul 29, 1999. Publicly Released: Jul 29, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Transportation's (DOT) proposed policy concerning aviation competition, focusing on: (1) why DOT developed the proposed policy; (2) what process DOT used to develop the proposed policy; and (3) whether the proposed policy addresses the specific problems that led DOT to issue it.GAO noted that: (1) DOT decided to dev...
Domestic Aviation: Effects of Changes in How Airline Tickets Are Sold
RCED-99-221: Published: Jul 28, 1999. Publicly Released: Jul 28, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) how changes in the way airlines sell tickets affected travel agencies and consumers; (2) airlines' policies and practices for the sale and use of airline tickets sold by travel agencies compared with the sale and use of tickets sold directly by airlines; (3) what airlines' policies and practices are for making their airfares, pa...
Aviation Safety: FAA's New Inspection System Offers Promise, but Problems Need to Be Addressed
RCED-99-183: Published: Jun 28, 1999. Publicly Released: Jul 6, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Air Transportation Oversight System (ATOS), focusing on: (1) to what extent ATOS addresses past concerns about FAA's aviation safety inspections; (2) what factors, if any, surfaced during the implementation of ATOS that could impede its success; and (3) what FAA is doing to address any fact...