Rather the majority of people who fly are passengers aboard a commercially

Rather the majority of people who fly are passengers

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commercially flown aircraft. It is the revenue those passengers pay, to be transported by the airline, which classifies the airline as a commercial operation.However, to say that the average person will interact with the commercial aviation sector of the air transportation industry is a bold statement to make. Not because the number of individualswho participate in general aviation flight is a close second, but because the idea that the average person will interact with flight at all is a newer concept. Prior to the Airline Deregulation act of 1978, this was not the case. Individuals had access to aircraft and airlines did exist, but the market for air travel was not nearly what it is today.Air travel was once a commodity only available to the wealthy. Prior to deregulation, airlinesdid not have the right to set their own fares or decide where they could fly. All of this was set in place by the federal government, via the Civil Aeronautics Board or CAB. Deregulation put an Lynch 2
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An in Depth Look at the Air Transportation Industryend to these practices and created an opportunity for a new type of airline to emerge, the low-cost carrier airline. With the government not setting fares, airlines now had to compete for more than simply their service, they had to offer the best fare. This competition was the fuel for the emergence of low-cost carriers. The most well-known being Southwest Airlines. “At the time of
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