The US airline industry has been taken as an in-depth case study. This thought-provoking book chronicles the evolution of the airline industry and explains what lies ahead for airlines across the globe. The authors present compelling evidence on how the paradigm shift that is taking place in the airline industry is linked to the big-bang approach to deregulation.
There are lessons to be learned from the US as Europe and Asia undergo the (airline) deregulation experience from a public policy as well as a corporate perspective. Deregulation and Competition: Lessons from the Airline Industry also addresses the crucial question of what will happen to the airlines that are in turmoil. In addition to the comprehensive analysis of the airline industry's evolution, the authors draw from extant ...
Chapter Seven: The Resurrection of Frontier Airlines
The Resurrection of Frontier Airlines
Early History of Frontier Airlines
For 40 years, Frontier Airlines served as Denver's hometown airline. Following its acquisition by upstart carrier People Express in 1986, it became one of the first experiments with low-cost, low-fare travel post deregulation. After the demise of People Express, Frontier was dormant for 7.5 years until it was restarted by a group of former Frontier executives in 1994. This new version of Frontier incorporated many elements of the low-cost discount airline model. Although it has seen many tough times in its 12 years of operation, it currently operates as a solid carrier with an emphasis on markets in the western two-thirds of the country. At the beginning of 2005, Frontier operated 48 ...