On April 5th, President Clinton signed a federal law that will allow airlines to add more flights this summer. Up to 300 flight a day will be added to LaGuardia.
Previously, airlines were prohibited from adding flights at LaGuardia and Kennedy International Airports under longtime access rules for congested air traffic areas such as New York, Washington, D.C. and Chicago. Clinton’s new law will allow only newly built regional jets with 70 seats or fewer. They will have unrestricted access to airports like LaGuardia.“This is definitely not good news for the communities under takeoff and landing routes for LaGuardia,” said Bob Holden, JPCA President. He said it is obvious that Clinton is not listening to the public and seems to be catering to the airlines.