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Eno Aviation Insights

Since economic deregulation started being implemented in 1979, the airline industry has been free to set routes, define capacity, and determine fares. In the almost four decades following deregulation, the aviation industry has undergone a series of transformations, as market forces replaced government intervention. The airline industry that emerged generally provides affordable and effective intercity transportation service and is essential to the modern American economy.

From a policy and economic perspective, airline deregulation has been effective. But, while available evidence suggests it has benefited passengers and the U.S. economy, after more than 30 years of full economic deregulation we may be entering a new era in commercial aviation.

Eno’s Aviation Insights aims to illustrate this new era by clarifying where the industry has come from and where it is headed from an independent, objective perspective.


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Questions?

Contact us at publicaffairs@enotrans.org or by phone at 202-879-4700.