With airlines facing record-high fuel prices and declining domestic passenger traffic, increasing efficiency is the industry's main focus, said James May, president and CEO of the Air Transport Association. The group is targeting costly delays by asking Washington to relieve New York air space congestion and asking the FAA and Department of Transportation to open restricted military air space on an as-needed basis. The ATA also wants the government to release reserved home heating oil and to stop adding to the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.

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