When: Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 10:00 a.m. — 12:30 p.m. EDT
2018 marks the 40th anniversary of the Airline Deregulation Act, which removed U.S. federal government control over fares, routes, and market entry of new airlines. This act led to lower fares, the creation of new airlines and the collapse of established one, adoption of new aircraft, and radical changes in routes and service. Today, many more people fly, but there are also many more complaints about both fares and service. What were the successes and challenges that came from this Act, and what challenges remain today?
On October 30, Brookings Center on Regulation and Markets will convene an event to explore the current state of airline industry regulation and competition. MIT Economics professor Nancy Rose will introduce the event, and a panel of experts will then discuss the history of deregulation and the changes that followed. Former Delta CEO and current Amtrak CEO Richard Anderson will give a keynote address on the current issues between the industry and the government. Event participants will take questions from the audience.