IATA Liberalization Study Economic Impact of Air Service Liberalization on Selected Countries

The Challenge

As part of its Agenda for Freedom initiative, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) required credible and detailed analysis of the economic impacts arising from liberalization of the aviation industry.

Our Role

InterVISTAS undertook detailed economic analysis to estimate the impact of air policy liberalization on 12 countries, including impacts on traffic volumes, fare levels, employment, tourism, trade, business activity and productivity. This was based, in part, on our earlier work for Boeing.


The results of the analysis were presented at an IATA conference in November 2009, at the end of which seven countries signed a Statement of Policy Principles promoting the adoption of more liberal terms in bilateral Air Service Agreement negotiations. The statement was also endorsed by the European Commission, and since the conference, a further five signatories have been added, bringing the total to twelve.

For more information please see: http://www.iata.org/publications/economics/Pages/liberalization-study.aspx