Airlines Balk At DOT's NY Flight Auction Plan

Law360, New York (October 10, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Transportation says its plan to auction off a number of landing and take-off slots at three busy New York-area airports will keep the New York aviation market open to new services that will promote competitive fares, but the move has drawn criticism from major U.S. airlines.

The plan is being rolled out as part of the Bush administration's new rules, designed to lower fares, increase consumer choices and improve service for air travelers using New York's LaGuardia and John F. Kennedy airports...
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