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Asean air deregulation stalls

Slow pace of change leaves potential unmet

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If Asean had fully implemented an open-skies policy over the last 15 years, the growth of its aviation would have been greater and the economic benefits even more widely distributed. 

That is the argument put forward in "Asean Tourism and Air Liberalisation — Really Ready for Take-Off?", a new joint report by and the Pacific Asia Travel Association (Pata).

The report shows that, if uninhibited, low-cost carrier (LCC) networks expand rapidly and create "new markets, new destinations and new economies".

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