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Deregulation is good, DOT discovers. (Department of Transportation)

"Air travelers have benefited under deregulation through more service at lower cost, Air-service networks have expanded, increasing the frequency of departures at more airports in more travel markets. And the wide use of discount fares has made it possible for greater numbers of people to afford travel," said U.S. Transportation Secretary Samuel K. Skinner.

His pronouncement came as the culmination of a 9-month DOT study on deregulation. There are "pockets of problems," DOT admitted, mostly involving hub airports-congestion and high prices through concentration. The eight most concentrated U. …

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