Op-ed: Flight-sharing could bring Uber to the skies

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Christopher Koopman, Senior Director of Strategy and Research at the Center for Growth and Opportunity, and Michael Kotrous, of the Mercatus Center, argue that allowing flight-sharing companies to operate in the U.S. market would enable rural citizens to travel and work remotely by providing flight services to areas that lack major airports. Current interpretations of federal flight regulations prohibit such flight-sharing ventures, but the authors argue that ambiguous regulatory language should not prevent the U.S. from embracing an opportunity to provide cheaper and more accessible air travel.

Read the full piece as it was published by USA Today.

CGO scholars and fellows frequently comment on a variety of topics for the popular press. The views expressed therein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Center for Growth and Opportunity or the views of Utah State University.