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Introduction to Airline Economics

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ISBN-10: 0275948633

ISBN-13: 9780275948634

Edition: 5th 1995

Authors: William E. O'Connor

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Book details

List price: $39.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, LLC
Publication date: 2/14/1995
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 6.30" wide x 9.45" long
Weight: 1.254

Tables
Preface
Abbreviations
An Overall Look at the Structure of Air Transportation
Economic Regulation Defined
Regulatory Reform
The Transportation Statute
Special Economic Characteristics
Other Economic Characteristics
Characteristics of International Service
Structure of the U.S. Airline Industry
How Airlines Serve the Public Interest
U.S. Public Interest Objectives
Objectives of International Airline Service
Entry and Exit
Airline Entry and Exit Policies
Government Regulation of Entry
Government Regulation of Exit
Mergers and Acquisitions
International Entry--Bilateral Agreements
Current Trends in International Airline Service
The Costs of Airline Service
Accounting Categories
Analysis of Costs
The Production Function and Factor Costs
The Two Major Airline Cost Areas
Aircraft Selection as a Determinant of Costs
Impact of Technological Advances on Costs
The Demand for Airline Service
Some Demand Characteristics
Methods of Estimating Demand
Passenger Options
Travel Agencies and Computer Reservations Systems
Airline Rates
Basic Ratemaking Factors
The Changing Structure of Airline Passenger Fares
Rate Regulation
International Rates--Dealings with Foreign Governments
Air Cargo
The Cargo Mix
Cargo versus Passenger Characteristics
Types of Aircraft and Their Impact on Cargo
Terminal Facilities
Pickup and Delivery Service
Air Freight Forwarders
Competition with Other Modes
Competition for Cargo between U.S. and Foreign Airlines
The Selling of Air Freight Service
Unitization--Containers and Pallets
Cargo Rates
Cargo Charters
Contract and Private Carriage of Cargo
Some Current Problems
Current Problem Areas
Airport-Airline Relations
Questions for the Future
Self-Testing Questions
Transportation Statute--Digest of Selected Portions
Selected Bibliography
Index