The Outlook for Summer Air Travel: Addressing Congestion and Delay

July 15, 2008

253 SR
The combination of high demand and poor weather, in addition to an air traffic control system that lacks the necessary capacity to handle air traffic effectively, makes the summer months notorious for delay and congestion throughout the National Airspace System (NAS). This hearing will examine the growing problem of congestion and delay in the NAS and steps the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and airlines are taking to address it. Senator Rockefeller will preside.


Minority Statement

  • Ted Stevens


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