Opinion: Inadequate air traffic system forces carriers to scale back

12/13/2007 | NYTimes.com

The government's NextGen program to improve air traffic control is actually a set of programs that are many years old and far over cost, writes Michael Boyd in a column in The New York Times. He notes that airlines are aware that the federal air traffic control system cannot handle poor weather reliably and are starting to relieve pressure on the system by scaling back service to small and medium-sized cities.

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