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Smaller airlines to DOT: Give us access to NYC airports Posted on 11-05-2015

EMoss
Columbus, OH

A handful of low-cost airlines are urging the Transportation Department to make up its mind already on possible changes for access to New York’s popular airports.

But the largest airlines that now dominate service at LaGuardia, JFK and Newark airports have strenuously resisted any possible changes in the allocation of "slots," which grant an airline the right for a takeoff or landing at all three of the congested and capacity-controlled New York City-area airports.

The department hasn’t set any deadline for taking action in the contentious dispute, which it has been mulling since January.


Continued: http://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/flights/todayinthesky/2015/11/04/airport-slots-new-york-alaska-allegiant-frontier-spirit-virgin-american-delta-united/75145672/


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