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Call for foreign airlines to operate domestic flights in USA

Call for foreign airlines to operate domestic flights in USA
8 Jan 2014

Calls are mounting in the USA for foreign airlines to be allowed to operate domestic flights in the USA. 

Currently, passengers have a choice between just three major legacy carriers following the merger between American and US Airways, and this is seen as a barrier to improving customer service. 

If foreign operators were allowed into the market, experts say there would be a raft of benefits to customers. 

'Foreign airline competition and capital investment in US airlines could quickly improve passenger service, lower fares, result in new start-up airlines and relieve overcrowding,' Paul Hudson, president of FlyersRights.org, told USA Today. 

However, there are a number of hurdles to overcome for this to happen, including the objections of the US airlines and workers unions. 

Despite these, the consensus from passengers is clear: competition would be a good thing for them. 

'If I could fly Japan Airlines or Cathay Pacific on US domestic routes ... I would buy those tickets in a New York minute,' John Strohm, a software engineer from Huntsville, told the news provider.ADNFCR-408-ID-801679954-ADNFCR

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