Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., has been given the support of Airports Council International – North America for legislation he introduced to prohibit the Department of Transportation from imposing a slot auction scheme at LaGuardia (LGA).
The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, the Air Transportation Association, the Regional Airline Association and the International Air Transport Association also back the legislation.
“We appreciate Senator Schumer’s efforts to prevent DOT from imposing this ill-conceived slot auction. Airport proprietors, such as the PANYNJ, are in the best position to manage the use of the facilities they planned, built and currently operate to prevent passenger delays and congestion. They have the proper incentives and are well-situated to respond to unique and ever-changing, local circumstances,” says ACI-NA in a statement.