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Flight Caps Set for New York Area Airports
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Flight Caps Set for New York Area Airports

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Flight Caps Set for New York Area Airports

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The Bush administration introduces a plan to reduce delays at airports across the country starting in March. Fewer flights will be allowed in and out of New York's airports at the busiest times. Under new rules, New York's John F. Kennedy airport will only be allowed 82 or 83 flights per hour at the peak times, down from the 90 to 100 that had been scheduled this past summer. Similar caps will go into effect at Newark (N.J.) International while LaGuardia already has limits on flights.

David Field, who covers the airline industry for the monthly publication Airline Business, discusses the new rules with John Ydstie

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