International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Impact of the Airline Deregulation on the Turkish Tourism Industry

The airline deregulation started first in United States of America in 1978 and later 1990’s in Europe. Turkey air deregulation first part was in 1980’s and second part was in 2003. The first part of the deregulation gave private enterprises to establish airlines and airport operators, and the second one gave rights airlines to operate domestic routes independently. After 2003 the air transportation industry growing day by day likes other countries before. Tourism and air transportation industries were linking each other. Airline deregulation effected tourism market positively and made the industry bigger. New airlines were established, air ticket prices were decreased, new routes opened, etc. It meant that people had more choices to visit new destinations. Tourism industry needed market new destinations and affordable prices. The airline deregulations provided what tourism industry needed. Travel industry was becoming important day by day for governments because of impact on the country. This study tries to explain how airline deregulation affected the Turkish tourism industry.

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