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FAA's slot auction controversy continues


The ongoing US Department of Transportation (DoT)/Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) effort to conduct auction of landing slots at New York metropolitan airports has taken another step forward, despite significant industry opposition. The FAA announced in early Nov-08 that it plans to commence the auctions on 12-Jan-09, just eight days before the new US Obama administration is sworn in. [739 words]

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  • Continental leads carrier's opposing plan
  • Still under consideration in the courts

Graphs and data:

  • New York metropolitan airports delays vs US national average delays
  • Chicago to New York La Guardia, JFK & Newark delays: Jan-08-Sep-08
  • New York Newark International Airport capacity breakdown by carrier (seats per week as % of total): Week commencing 10-Nov-08
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