ABSTRACT

Reagan National Airport: Information on Effects of Federal Statute Limiting Long-Distance Flights, Report to Congressional Requesters   [open pdf - 3MB]

From the Highlights: "Reagan National's perimeter and slot control rules were designed in part, respectively, to help increase use of Dulles and manage congestion at Reagan National by limiting the number of flights. On three occasions--2000, 2003, and 2012-- federal statutes have provided exemptions to the perimeter rule, collectively allowing 40 daily beyond-perimeter flights (20 round trips) at Reagan National. Of these exemptions, 32 were new beyond-perimeter flights and eight allowed airlines to convert existing slots to beyond-perimeter flights. The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) operates Reagan National and Dulles, and DOT [Department of Transportation] and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) oversee these rules. GAO [Government Accountability Office] was asked to update its past work on the perimeter rule. This report describes (1) the effects of beyond-perimeter flights at Reagan National, and (2) key considerations if additional beyond-perimeter flights are allowed."

Report Number:
GAO-21-176
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Date:
2020-11
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
Government Accountability Office: http://www.gao.gov/
Format:
pdf
Media Type:
application/pdf
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