Airlines

FAA Cuts Were Evenly Distributed Across Airports, Irrespective of Traffic Volume

Senators now looking to change the way the cuts are applied

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Complaints about air-travel delays in recent days have prompted Democrats in Congress to reconsider their strategy for dealing with across-the-board spending cuts.

This week, the Federal Aviation Administration began furloughing air-traffic controllers to comply with the required cuts, known as the sequester. Airlines and some lawmakers have said the FAA is taking a rigid approach to the cutbacks, applying them in a way that has led to flight delays across the country, especially at airports in the Northeast.