The FAA on Monday announced that it will lift flight caps at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport beginning this fall. FAA Acting Administrator Robert Sturgell noted that the city "has outdone itself when it comes to boosting capacity." Chicago has completed a runway extension two months early and will add a new runway by the end of the year, helping to boost capacity. However, some critics are skeptical as to whether eliminating flight caps will ultimately diminish overcrowded flights and schedule delays at the airport.
Published in Brief: