Some 100 small communities stand to lose air service if the US Dept. of Transportation moves forward with a congestion pricing plan, the Regional Airline Assn. said in a statement released yesterday. Another 450 airports would be "at significant risk of losing air service," according to the organization that represents regionals in the US and Canada. DOT has proposed a two-part formula for restructuring landing fees based on aircraft weight and a per-operation charge rather than the current ...

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