BARRIERS TO CONTESTABILITY IN THE DEREGULATED EUROPEAN AVIATION MARKET
infrastructure - bus/tram lane, policy - fares, organisation - competition, place - europe, place - airport
United Kingdom, Great Britain, Fares, Fare reduction, Europe, Competition, Commercial planes, Commercial aircraft, Civil aircraft, Aviation, Airport access, Access to airports
The deregulation of aviation in the United States and intercity bus transport in the United Kingdom initially resulted in substantial fare reductions associated with new market entry. This paper proposes measures to ensure access to major airports for new entrant airlines on equal terms with incumbent airlines and the deregulation of the market for airport ground handling. In recent years national airlines have acquired several independent airlines in important European markets. It is recommended that such takeovers be prohibited because of their anticompetitive implications in the absence of competition between national airlines. It is also recommended that the EC competition policy exemption for price consultations between airlines be ended.
Barrett, S, (1992). BARRIERS TO CONTESTABILITY IN THE DEREGULATED EUROPEAN AVIATION MARKET, Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, Volume 26, Issue 2, p. 159-165.