AAI’s research and analysis highlights the importance of competition for consumer choice, competitive fares and fees, and quality of service.

With only four major carriers and a dwindling set of low cost airlines, questions over anticompetitive coordination in the U.S. airline industry are on the rise. Concerns have focused on whether airlines have coordinated to keep capacity tight and fares high, to impose fees for baggage and other services, or to set rules on how airline tickets are marketed to consumers. AAI advocates for vigorous antitrust enforcement and regulatory transparency policies to promote a level and fair playing field.