Airlines Lose Challenge To Congestion Pricing

Law360, New York (July 14, 2010, 1:19 PM EDT) -- A federal appeals courts has grounded an airline industry challenge to the U.S. government's new congestion pricing rules for U.S. airports, which the airlines claim could lead to unfair fees.

A three-judge panel at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Tuesday denied a petition by the Air Transport Association of America Inc. to review the U.S. Department of Transportation's 2008 rule changes, which are aimed at cutting down increasing congestion on the nation's tarmacs.

“So long as [the DOT] complies...
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