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STATEMENT ON U.S. DISTRICT COURT OF APPEALS RULING GRANTING PORT AUTHORITY REQUEST FOR STAY OF AIRPORT AUCTIONS

Date: Dec 09, 2008
Press Release Number: 145-2008

"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. We are confident that upon full review, the court will agree that the Administration does not have the authority to conduct an auction, and we look forward to working with the next Administration to develop real, long-term solutions to improve air travel."

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