Air transport – A Case Study in International Regulation

Air transport – A Case Study in International Regulation

Free competition between airlines is impossible for political reasons. Dr Doganis suggests that non-scheduled traffic - freed from artificial conditions - should be included in bilateral agreements, with a limit to total capacity but no control of tariffs; and that IATA Tariff Conferences should be required to publish the economic justification for fares.

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