U.S. Seeks International Airline Competition; Eased Ownership Restrictions Would Promote Efficiency, Benefit Passengers

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U.S. Seeks International Airline Competition; Eased Ownership Restrictions Would Promote Efficiency, Benefit Passengers


Byline: Tom Ramstack, THE WASHINGTON TIMES

The U.S. government is proposing rule changes on flights between the United States and Europe that are nearly certain to create stiffer competition for some U.S. airlines.

The federal government wants to eliminate the requirement that a European airline must be owned and controlled by citizens of the country in which the airline is based.

The rule change would reduce treaty obstacles to consolidations among European airlines, allowing them to operate more efficiently and offer more routes in competition with U.S. airlines.

The proposed U.S. policy change is another step toward globalized airline service, said David Stempler, president of the Air Travelers Association, a Washington advocacy organization for airline passengers.

"I think that would benefit passengers on both sides of the Atlantic," Mr. Stempler said.

The benefits could include more competitive prices on trans-Atlantic flights, smoother transitions between connecting flights and the right to earn frequent-flier miles on more routes.

"This is the precise opposite of protectionism," said John Byerly, deputy assistant secretary of state for transportation. "We want a competitive marketplace."

Until now, European Union law and U.S. treaties have ensured that ownership of European airlines was divided among several countries.

The restrictions began with the 1944 Chicago Convention on commercial trans-Atlantic aviation. The British blocked "open-skies" rules that would have eliminated restrictions on ownership of airlines or destinations within other countries. They were concerned U.S. airlines would overwhelm competition from British airlines.

Since then, growing international trade has spread airline service across many countries. The United States has open-skies agreements with 59 countries.

Mr. Byerly said regulatory restrictions are likely to be relaxed further to allow U.S. and foreign airlines to own at least part of each others' businesses. …

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