From the inception of regulated aviation in 1944, its administration has been fragmented and reactive to market forces and stringent government policy. Frequently these two have clashed resulting in the prevalence of the latter over the former. This has led to the inevitable corollary of the interests of States triumphing over the requirement of the people for better choices in the air transport product they use through a competitive industry that would have the flexibility to respond untrammelled to market forces. Part of the problem has been the lack of awareness of a pragmatic link that exists between the progress of the world economy, regional economics and the development of air transport. This book is about a paradigm shift that the political world is undergoing which is equally applicable to air transport. International relations is no longer an exclusively State to State process. While it essentially remains a State to State process, an added dimensional link - that of State to society - is at play. Air transport has, for most of the past been essentially State to State and now we find that States are realizing that social needs also have to be taken into account in the provision of air transport services. Connectivity has become paramount, requiring a holistic approach. This book provides a situational awareness of this link and inquires into the possibilities of a more coherent and de-fragmented strategic management system that could foster the development of air transport more efficiently.
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|data pubblicazione: ||Ottobre 2012|