In recent years congestion has been mounting at many of the large and medium hub airports in the nation. Solutions offered for eliminating congestion and thus delay in the landing and takeoff of aircraft are fourfold. The first, and probably the most popular with regional planners, is that more airports should be built to accommodate air traffic at peak activity periods. A second suggestion is to improve air traffic control procedure, thereby increasing the utilization of existing air space. A third, flat rationing by the Federal Aviation Administration involves setting up criteria by the administration to decide which planes will be allowed to utilize the airport facilities at peak traffic periods. The last proposal is to allow cooperation among competing airlines to decrease the number of competing flights during peak periods. With the heightened awareness of the energy shortage this alternative is being vigorously pursued by the major airlines with the comment of the trial Aeronautics Board.

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    American Society of Traffic and Transportation

    547 West Jackson Boulevard
    Chicago, IL  United States  60606
  • Authors:
    • Cerwonka, R
  • Publication Date: 1975-6

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  • Accession Number: 00155681
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 20 1977 12:00AM