US FAA Acting Administrator Robert Sturgell yesterday announced the elimination of flight caps at Chicago O'Hare, saying that the city "has outdone itself when it comes to boosting capacity" by completing the extension of one runway two months early and adding a new runway by year end. In October 2004, arrivals at ORD were capped at 88 during most hours of the day, but Sturgell said the upgrades will allow for an additional 4-5 arrivals per hr., or 56-70 each day. FAA claimed that "this ...

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