The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the importance of developing and maintaining resilient supply chains in industries that are essential to the Nation’s economic vitality, national security, and public health.
Changes in Airline Service Differ Significantly for Smaller Communities, but Limited Data on Ancillary Fees Hinders Further Analysis
What We Looked At
Responding to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act is undoubtedly among the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) highest priorities in this time of national emergency.
The Airline Deregulation Act of 1978 gave airlines freedom to determine which markets to serve and what fares to charge—which resulted in lower fares, the expansion of the regional airline industry, and increased flight choices for many Americans.
What We Looked At
The U.S. airline industry underwent significant changes throughout the last decade. Airlines incurred losses in the late 2000s as a result, in part, of the economic recession and historically high jet fuel prices.
Letter to Ranking Members DeFazio, Lowey, and Price Regarding DOT Officials’ Communications Concerning the 21st Century Aviation Innovation, Reform, and Reauthorization Act
On August 30, 2017, we responded to a letter from Ranking Member Peter A. DeFazio of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure; Ranking Member Nita M. Lowey of the House Committee on Appropriations; and Ranking Member David E.
New Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Participation Is Decreasing at the Nation’s Largest Airports, and Certification Barriers Exist
Each year, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) distributes more than $3 billion in Federal grants for airport projects.
Following a series of high-profile instances of passengers held locked inside aircraft during lengthy tarmac delays, the U.S.
Improvements Needed in DOT’s Process for Identifying Unfair or Deceptive Practices in Airline Frequent Flyer Programs
Designed to promote travel and secure customer loyalty, frequent flyer programs are extremely popular, with approximately 630 million participants worldwide and more than 300 million members enrolled in U.S.-based programs.