US Court Stay's airport slot auction!


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Dec 15, 2004
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NEW YORK, Dec 8 (Reuters) - A U.S. Court of Appeals agreed to stay the auction of landing or takeoff slots that airlines are now awarded, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said on Monday.
"The Port Authority applauds today's decision halting the Bush Administration's 11th-hour plan to auction existing landing and take-off slots at the New York metropolitan airports to the highest bidder, which would invariably drive up ticket prices for passengers for the same service without alleviating delays," the agency said in a statement.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia issued the stay. (Reporting by Joan Gralla; Editing by Leslie Adler)