Monday, July 27, 2009

The EAS Program: History, Criticism, and Defense

Over the weekend, a link was produced to a new study by the U.S. Government Accountability Office on the Department of Transportation's Essential Air Services (EAS) Program.  See earlier post here.  For those interested in the history of this program, including criticisms and defenses, the following law journal articles may be of interest:

  • Christopher L. Manos, Note, Airline Deregulation and Service to Small Communities, 57 N.D. L. Rev. 607 (1981);
  • Arnold I. Havens & David A. Heymsfeld, Small Community Air Services Under the Airline Deregulation Act of 1978, 46 J. Air. L. & Com. 641 (1981);

  • James S. Meyer, Comment, Section 419 of the Airline Deregulation Act: What Has Been the Effect on Air Service to Small Communities, 47 J. Air L. & Com. 151 (1982);
  • Alfed E. Kahn, Airline Deregulation--A Mixed Bag, But a Clear Success Nevertheless, 16 Transp. L.J. 229 (1987);
  • Melvin A. Brenner, Rejoinder to Comments by Alfred Kahn, 16 Transp. L.J. 253 (1987);
  • Paul Stephen Dempsey, Airline Deregulation and Laissez-Faire Mythology: Economic Theory in Turbulence, 56 J. Air L. & Com. 305 (1990); &
  • Amy K. Bock, Comment, How to Restore the Airline Industry to Its Full Upright Position, 59 J. Air L. & Com. 663 (1994).

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