The cheapest fares available for domestic flights are dropping, according to a new study that looked at data from the Federal Aviation Administration.
Airlines are taking their flights off the market after a series of safety problems, including the death of a passenger on a flight from New York to San Francisco.
The data from 2015-16 shows domestic travel fares are down 15 percent from their 2014 peak, according the report, which was prepared by the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy and the Brookings Institution.
The study’s authors attribute the drop to the Federal Communications Commission’s proposal to limit the number of flights per month and to the U.S. Federal Aviation Agency’s plan to scrap all private flights.
The agency says it is working on new safety measures and plans to resume flights from January 2018.
The FAA says its efforts to cut back on air travel are helping save lives, including preventing a fatality from an April incident on a Boeing 767 from crashing.
The airline industry has struggled to keep up with changes in consumer spending, with domestic airlines losing nearly $400 billion in revenue in the past year.
Federal regulators have proposed a plan to lower fares and reduce the number, but the proposal is expected to take years to implement.
In an interview with The Washington Times, the industry group Airlines for America, said the industry has already lost $3 billion since the introduction of the rules in January, and the plan is a “game changer” that will be “disastrous” for the industry.
“The FAA has put in place a plan that will put millions of Americans at risk, and that’s not good for the airlines or the people of the country,” said Bob Jauch, chief executive of the group.
The group has argued that the plan could lead to increased air travel, increased pollution, more fatalities and a wider variety of passenger traffic.
AOPA President Mark O’Mara said the new report shows the industry can “save billions of dollars” by cutting back on domestic flights.
But he cautioned that the changes are still years away and the impact could be substantial.
“If you cut it off now, the airlines could lose millions of dollars a year and we would have to shut down the entire airline industry,” O’Oara said.
The new data, which is based on data collected by the FAA, shows domestic air travel fares declined 11 percent from 2014 to 2017.
That decline came after a record $1.1 trillion in new fares were collected by airlines in 2017.
The decrease comes amid a surge in the number and types of tickets available, including more frequent flights.
While the industry is still grappling with some safety issues, experts say airlines have been able to keep air travel flowing more smoothly in recent years thanks to a series to the government that reduced air traffic.
The government’s Federal Aviation Regulations require airlines to allow one person per flight.
But it has also created a process called Priority One Pass, which gives airlines priority for a specific flight.
Some airlines are trying to make that priority easier by allowing passengers to use the Priority One pass on their domestic flights, which will give them priority over all others.
The report’s authors found that domestic travel increased by 8.6 percent in 2017 from 2014, and by 16.5 percent from 2015 to 2017, despite the FAA’s proposal in January to limit flights by 20 percent and allow fewer flights.
Airlines have also reported record-high profits this year, partly because of the FAA rule changes.
In 2016, they made $1 billion, according a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Airlines for Congress, a group representing airlines, has argued in the last year that the government’s move to limit airline flights is “unnecessary, unwise and dangerous.”
The group called the FAA “an overreach and an overreach on behalf of the airlines” and said it would “dismantle the FAA.”
The agency said it is currently working to implement the proposed rule change and would not comment on the findings of the new study.
But industry analysts say that it will be too late for airlines to take drastic action.
“It’s just not possible,” said John H. Miller, senior vice president for research at the airline research firm Aviation Resource Group.
“They’re going to have to do it at a cost of $1-2 billion to save themselves.”