Status Report: Airline Competition and Concentration Since Deregulation
Publication Date: June 1989
Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)
Author(s): James L. Gattuso
Despite mergers, the U.S. airline industry today is less concentrated than when the industry was regulated. Measured by route, concentration has decreased substantially: today less than 20 percent of travellers fly on carriers with 70 percent or more of the market, compared with almost half in 1977.