Stat: 89 Percent of Consumers Favor Open Skies Policy

A new survey released by advocacy organization has found significant support for a U.S. government open skies policy. According to the study, which was conducted online using Google Consumer Surveys among 2,546 U.S. adults ages 18 and older, 89 percent of Americans who have traveled internationally or outside of the U.S by airplane agreed that they support U.S. government Open Skies policy objectives, “to lower airfares and provide more convenient travel options.” In addition, 67 percent of Americans agreed that, “the government should not give into U.S. airlines’ demands that foreign airline expansion into the U.S. be stopped.”

Other key findings include:


The survey was conducted online by Google Consumer Surveys, June 11 to June 19 and is based on 2,546 responses. The sample was consumers from the U.S. national adult Internet population who answered "Yes" to the question, "Have you ever traveled internationally or outside of the United States by airplane?" The average number of trips taken by airline in the past year for survey respondents was 2.3.