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Government Support Measures for Domestic Air Connectivity

Case-Specific Policy Analysis, 10 December 2018

  • Establish explicit domestic transport connectivity objectives.
  • Assess the impacts of potential intervention in the aviation market.
  • Monitor and periodically evaluate the effectiveness of support for domestic air connectivity.
  • Make the award of subsidies transparent.
  • Keep support programmes simple.
  • Provide incentives to create value-for-money.
  • Weigh the benefits of safeguarding slots at congested airports against the costs of denying them to more profitable services.