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Port Authority to block attempt to introduce slot auctions in New York


The plan by the US Department of Transportation and US Federal Aviation Administration to introduce ‘market measures’ into US airports may be set to fail at the very first hurdle. As of early Aug-08, the plan to implement slot auctions at the congested New York metropolitan area airports is unravelling, as one of the major players in the plan, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, has proposed to block any flights resulting from the slot auction plan. [1493 words]

Unlock the following content in this report:


  • Why all the fuss? The New York aviation bottleneck and US airspace reform
  • Who owns slots? New options to reform US airspace
  • Newark test case
  • Airlines and airports agreeing? Something must be wrong
  • Conclusion: Let the voters decide

Graphs and data:

  • New York region airports average domestic on time departure performance: 2003-2008
  • New York region airports average domestic on time arrival performance: 2003-2008
  • Newark Liberty International Airport passenger capacity share: Apr-07 to May-08
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