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Easley Seeks Check on Airfares

Posted August 1, 1998 7:00 a.m. EDT

— N.C. Attorney General Mike Easley wants to crack down on airports that chase competition away.

He has joined 25 other states' attorneys general asking the U.S. Department of Transportation to regulate airlines with a dominant carrier.

For example, Charlotte's airport is dominated by US Airways.

A recent survey named it the third-most expensive airport in the country.

Easley says new federal guidelines would promote more competition bringing down the average cost of flights.