The US Dept. of Transportation said FAA will auction a single roundtrip, or two slots, at Newark International on Sept. 3, an announcement that brought stinging criticism from airlines, airports and several US lawmakers. US Air Transport Assn. vowed to "sue to prevent this illegal action." Auctioning a five-year lease for two EWR slots allows DOT to test the waters legally and politically on slot auctions before moving forward with the much broader auction system it is considering ...

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