Major Cities May Morph Into Minor Ones: Are Airlines to Blame?

Major Cities May Morph Into Minor Ones: Are Airlines to Blame?

St. Louis. Cincinnati. Memphis. Pittsburgh. Decades after the government deregulated the airline industry, these are some cities still feeling the pinch. How local economies feel the impact of airports and airline industry travel patterns.

Over the past few years, cities like Cincinnati and Pittsburgh lost nearly half their air service. Fewer flights and passengers mean spiking prices for travelers. And the trend is felt across the local economies, as major businesses relocate -- often citing the lack of affordable travel options. We explore the impact of declining airports.

Guests

Phillip Longman

Senior Research Fellow, The New America Foundation; author of "The Empty Cradle: How Falling Birthrates Threaten World Prosperity and What to do About It."

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