Welcome to the Accessible Age of Air Travel.

Thanks to Deregulation

Prices have dropped more than 40% since 1978.

1980
$575
1970s
Era of
limited
air travel

By 1977, only 63% of
the U.S. population had flown commercially.

In 1977, there were
5 million U.S. passenger and cargo flights.

In today’s dollars, the average domestic R/T fare cost more than $600.

1978The Airline
Deregulation Act
3 Major Outcomes:

Eliminated restrictions on domestic routes and new services.

Airlines could now compete with each other on price.

Opened the market to new air carriers.

Present
Day
The accessible age

Nearly 90% of the U.S. population has flown.

Last year, there were
9.9 million U.S. passenger and cargo flights.

In 2017, the average domestic R/T fare cost $363, including fees.

HOW MORE AIR SERVICE helped the country

More people are flying, thanks to lower fares.

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INCREASED AIR SERVICE MADE AIR TRAVEL MORE CONVENIENT.

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Unfettered air cargo transport helped the economy grow.

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Air cargo soared after lifting restrictions

Deregulation helped online shopping and affordable next-day delivery take off.

70%

of Americans
shop online regularly

6.7
Billion

packages delivered
per year

55,000

tons of cargo
transported every day

What's better than nostalgia?

Benefits, low prices, and consumer choice.

Welcome to the Accessible Age of Air Travel