The U.S. Department of Transportation is planning on auctioning almost 300 flight slots at NYC airports, but the Port Authority said that would seek an injunction to block the plan. The federal DOT says auctioning off 10% of flight slots will help alleviate air traffic, but Governors Paterson and Corzine believe smaller flights will be cut. And the Port Authority told the NY Times, "Who’s got money to buy slots? ...They keep saying an auction stimulates competition. I have more direct flights to more airports than anywhere in the world.”
Port Authority Continues Fight Against Airport Auction
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