Wednesday, June 18, 2008

WSJ on Aviation (part 1)

Somebody at the WSJ has a sly sense of humor:

FAA Restrictions To End at O'Hare

CHICAGO -- The Federal Aviation Administration said it will lift flight caps at O'Hare International Airport this fall, to coincide with the extension of an existing runway and the completion of a new runway at Chicago's largest airport... based on winter schedule requests, the airlines collectively want to add about three departures per hour. That should result in a modest decrease in delayed flights.
Meanwhile.... "...O’Hare, only 70.4% of flights arrived on time this April [2008], placing it 30 out of 32 of the nation’s largest airports."

O'Hare is the bane of any consultant; they spend $15 billion, and the result is a "modest" decrease in delays.

Source: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB121367597468580365.html
Source: http://www.chicagobusiness.com/cgi-bin/news.pl?id=29695

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Wednesday, June 18, 2008