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Air & Rail: The areas that divide them


Airlines, bus and coach operators can alter frequencies to suit demand, enabling them to maximise loadings and reduce costs during economic turmoil. Train operators however do not enjoy that freedom and there are other significant regulatory differences between the industries. Nine out of 10 flights from this country are international making it more difficult for the government to place regulatory requirements on them than on other modes of transport.

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