Attention Passengers: Your Flight will be Delayed--Congestion Pricing as a Solution to Airport Traffic Management

Airport congestion continues to grow in scope and severity, leading to flight delays and passenger dissatisfaction. In response, the U.S. Department of Transportation has tried to provide airport operators with ways to change the economic incentives of airlines to more efficiently and effectively use airport runways. The 2008 Amendment to the Policy Regarding Airport Rates and Charges clarified that airports could charge a surcharge to air carriers for landing during peak hours. This article examines the issue of airport congestion pricing and provides a summary of government policies addressing airport congestion. A court case challenging the 2008 Amendments is examined, and the current status of airport congestion and congestion pricing is discussed.


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  • Accession Number: 01492300
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 3 2013 10:33AM