Comment Period Extended on LGA Congestion

 - November 27, 2007, 7:09 AM

Operators now have until October 12 to comment on the FAA’s proposed long-term solutions to the congestion and delay problems at New York La Guardia Airport (LGA). The original comment period was to have ended in the middle of last month. As previously reported, under one plan six GA slots would be set aside each hour for a total of 96 over LGA’s 16-hr peak period of 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Currently GA gets 108 slots from 6 a.m. to midnight. Under another plan, congestion pricing from $350 to $700 for each operation of airliners and general aviation aircraft would be assessed during peak periods. Meanwhile, the FAA has extended LGA’s existing slot allocation lottery to October 12 next year.