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ICYMI: Think Tank Confirms that Big Airline Consolidation Is Bad for Consumers and Rural Communities
November 17, 2017
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  • Washington, DC – In case you missed it, the Eno Center for Transportation, a think tank specializing in transportation policy, earlier this month released a study entitled “What effect does airline consolidation have on passengers,” which examines the impact airline consolidation on consumer choice, competition, and service to smaller communities.  The report found what many smaller communities and consumers already know – that as the big airlines increasingly consolidate and concentrate their resources in fewer hub airports, competition, consumer choice and options for passengers in small and rural communities become more limited.

    Report: Consolidation Has Reduced Travel Options for Rural Communities

    Consolidation Reduces Competition by Keeping Out New Entrants


    This Once Again Begs the Question: Why Would We Hand Over Air Traffic Control to the Big Airlines, So They Can Further Reduce Competition and Reduce Service to Smaller Communities?

    Privatizing air traffic control would give even more power to the big airlines, allowing them to further concentrate flights and resources at the largest hub airports, and restrict access for low cost competitors. The airlines simply should not be entrusted with the power the national air traffic control system.