GA and Regionals Affected by La Guardia Plan

AINalerts » August 31, 2006
November 13, 2006, 8:53 AM

General aviation operators at New York La Guardia Airport who are waiting eagerly for the expiration next January 1 of the reservation and slot program under the high-density rule shouldn't hold their breath. On Tuesday the FAA issued a proposal that would continue the slot-reservation system for general aviation operations (six slots are available per day between 6:30 a.m. and 10 p.m.). Also under the proposal an airline's annual "average seat size" would have to meet or exceed the airport-wide target of between 105 and 122 seats at La Guardia or the FAA would withdraw operating authorization from the carrier. The proposal would continue to limit the number of scheduled flights to 75 per hour. According to the FAA, the proposed rule would allow "up to four million more people a year to fly into and out of La Guardia without increasing delays."

FILED UNDER: 
Share this...

Please Register

In order to leave comments you will now need to be a registered user. This change in policy is to protect our site from an increased number of spam comments. Additionally, in the near future you will be able to better manage your AIN subscriptions via this registration system. If you already have an account, click here to log in. Otherwise, click here to register.

 
X