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United and American Reduce New York Flights This Summer Amid Air Traffic Controller Shortage

Updated: Jun 20

April 7, 2023 |

Photo Credit: Miguel Ángel Sanz (From Unsplash)

United Airlines and American Airlines said they will cut the number of flights on some routes from New York City and Washington, D.C.-area airports this summer, following warnings from the Federal Aviation Administration about air traffic controller staffing levels.

Last month, the FAA said it would allow airlines to voluntarily return up to 10% of their New York-area slots for the summer. It's part of a coordinated effort to reduce congestion in the region's skies amid a shortage of air traffic controllers and high levels of expected summer travel.

NJ SEED: There was a time when personnel would be increased to meet raising consumer demand. These days we cut services. That was then, this is now.

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