Statement on Slot Usage Flexibility at Airports in the New York City Area

Friday, September 15, 2023

The FAA will allow airlines flexibility on slot usage at airports in the New York City area through October 27, 2024. The agency continues to expect that airlines will operate larger aircraft to transport more passengers, have sufficient ground crews to service the larger aircraft and make sure passengers are fully informed about any possible disruptions.

The number of certified controllers at the New York Terminal Radar Approach Control (N90) is still not sufficient to allow the FAA to handle normal traffic levels. The FAA continues working with NATCA on a long-term solution to solve the chronic low levels of fully certified air traffic controllers at N90. 

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