Air Transport World

U.S. may end 'temporary' slot rule.(Brief Article)

The High Density Rule regulating the number of airline operations at New York's LaGuardia and Kennedy airports and Chicago's O'Hare would be phased out by Sept. 30, 2004, under a proposal from the Clinton Administration included in the FY 1999-2000 budget.

The status of Reagan Washington National, the fourth airport currently operating under the HDR, is not changed under the proposal, owing to the need first to repeal federal law related to its operation.

The HDR or "slot rule," as it often is referred to, was imposed in 1968 as a temporary measure to address serious congestion and delay at the airports. …

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