Airlines and a number of US lawmakers heavily criticized the US Dept. of Transportation's proposed rule that would initiate slot auctions at New York JFK and Newark and vowed to fight the effort. DOT, in an effort to reduce flight delays and congestion in the New York market, has proposed giving all airlines operating at JFK and EWR up to 20 slots a day for 10 years, with 10%-20% of slots above the baseline level auctioned off (ATWOnline, May 19) Testifying yesterday before the House of ...

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