Liberalization of Commercial Aviation Study

In 2005, Boeing co-sponsored a study that quantified the benefits of air services liberalization, globally. The study resulted in the development of a robust analytical model that is still relevant today. The report summarizes the development of a methodology to quantify the benefits of international air service liberalization. The approach developed was unique in that it can apply to any arbitrary country-pair and any level of liberalization.

The study confirms that liberalizing air travel directly benefits economies by increasing GDP, employment, travel and tourism, and exports. Increasing air travel also leads to significant gains in the quality and quantity of direct service to various communities worldwide.

The study was prepared by InterVISTAS-ga2 Consulting.

Other major sponsors of the study include:

  • The Air Transport Action Group
  • Airports Council International N.A
  • The American Chamber of Commerce in Spain
  • The Boeing Company
  • The European-American Business Council
  • The Franco-American Chamber of Commerce
  • General Electric
  • The International Air Transport Association
  • The Pacific Asia Travel Association
  • Pratt & Whitney
  • The U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • The U.S.-ASEAN Business Council
  • The World Travel and Tourism Council

Download a copy of the executive summary here.

Download a copy of the complete study, The Economic Impact of Air Service Liberalization - Final Study, from the InterVISTAS website.

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