United Airlines has dropped plans to acquire 12 additional Newark International Airport (EWR) slot pairs and the US Department of Justice (DOJ) has dropped its lawsuit seeking to prevent United from acquiring those slots. The moves come after FAA decided to ease regulated capacity constraints at EWR, effectively making conflicts over slots at the airport a non-issue. From Oct. 30, 2016, EWR will no longer be designated by FAA as a “level three, slot-controlled airport.” Under ...

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