The US Dept. of Transportation yesterday issued its final order for alleviating congestion at New York LaGuardia and said that airlines have until Feb. 2 to identify which flights they will give up voluntarily in order to reduce total scheduled operations from an average of 75 per hr. to 71 from May 31 to Oct. 24. The proposal was announced last month after DOT's effort to conduct slot auctions at New York-area airports was halted by the US Court of Appeals (ATWOnline, Dec. 23, 2008). Slots ...

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