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Final remarks

As long ago as 1968, Lissitzyn indicated that, ‘… there should be a sense of movement, however slow and halting, toward an ultimate and distant goal – the goal of a system of truly multinational air transport services divorced from close identifications with particular nations and their symbols’. 1 Certainly this movement – the progressive commercialization of airline governance culture – has accompanied the airline sector for several decades. During this process the understanding of the airline sector, together with the corresponding economic policies and their legal instruments, have gradually changed from a nation-bound public utility model towards a model of a free-market profit-oriented business activity.