Of Cabbages and Cabotage: The Case for Opening Up the U.S. Airline Industry to International Competition

Transportation Law Journal, vol. 34, No. 1, 2007

42 Pages Posted: 23 Oct 2010  

Robert Hardaway

University of Denver Sturm College of Law

Date Written: October 21, 2010

Abstract

The United States should aggressively pursue cabotage agreements with foreign governments and in particular with the EEC. Such agreements should be reciprocal in principle, offering cabotage rights in the U.S. equal in terms of mileage or other agreed upon benchmark in exchange for equal rights in the foreign country participating in the agreement. The adoption of cabotage with whomever it can be negotiated should be combined with domestic policies opening up domestic airport gates and resources and slots to all who seek entry, whether new entrants or incumbent foreign carriers. All foreign airlines granted cabotage rights should be required to satisfy all safety and regulatory and security requirements currently imposed on U.S. carriers, as well as additional security requirements deeded necessary under Homeland Security laws.

Suggested Citation

Hardaway, Robert, Of Cabbages and Cabotage: The Case for Opening Up the U.S. Airline Industry to International Competition (October 21, 2010). Transportation Law Journal, vol. 34, No. 1, 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1695606

Robert Hardaway (Contact Author)

University of Denver Sturm College of Law ( email )

2255 E. Evans Avenue
Denver, CO 80208
United States

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