Open skies: Estimating travelers’ benefits from free trade in airline services

May 21, 2015

Recently, a coalition of American legacy airlines and labor unions have lobbied the Obama administration to restrict open skies access for some Middle East carriers. In the wake of these events, BROOKINGS discusses deregulation of the airline industry through open skies agreements. They cite a new paper  by Clifford Winston and Jia Yan (OSAs), where the authors find that deregulation has generated at least $4 billion in passenger savings by stimulating competition

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