DOT Inspector General Examining Effects of Limited Competition and Flight Delays/Cancellations

This week The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Office of Inspector General (DOT OIG) recently announced in a letter to FAA its intention to initiate an audit to determine whether limited competition has substantially affect airline delays and cancellation.  The FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 contains a requirement that the DOT OIG assess the effects of limited service options on the frequency of delays and cancellations.

The audit is scheduled to be conducted at DOT’s Washington, DC headquarters in the coming weeks.