Moss Tells the LA Times That U.S. Airlines’ Attempts to Buy Foreign Carriers Signals Attempts to Control Entry Into U.S. Markets

Diana Moss was quoted in the March 4, 2018 Los Angeles Times story Big U.S. airlines buying overseas; Buying bigger stake in foreign carriers does have several risks.

“From a competition standpoint, it is a clear move to entrench the U.S. legacy airlines’ influence over foreign entry into the U.S.,” said Diana Moss, president of the American Antitrust Institute, a Washington, D.C., nonprofit think tank that focuses on competition and consumer choice.

Moss said the financial ties between U.S. and foreign carriers reduce competition and make it more difficult for low-cost rivals such as Norwegian Air to compete on those routes dominated by the partnerships of bigger, established carriers.