By Keith Laing - 08/30/11 08:26 PM EDT
Because of congestion in the Northeast, federal officials regulate air traffic at LaGuardia, Washington National and New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport.
Principato said Wednesday that the companies who created the congestion at those airports should not be rewarded with expanded business at them.
“It is especially important that such market alternatives not be distorted by a system that allows those most responsible for creating congestion problems to achieve even greater economic benefits by being given property rights in new slots that are created at the very airports which their flights caused to become congested,” he said.
This post was clarified to show that Delta and U.S airlines are trading landing rights, not gates, at 5:34 p.m.