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Flight Delays and Cancellations

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This report sets out our recommendations from our March 15, 2001, testimony before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation and Related Agencies on the growing severity of airline delays and cancellations, factors that will influence future conditions, and the need for both short-term and long-term remedies to address delay problems. We recommended that FAA: (1) work with the airlines to see what scheduling changes can be made, taking into account the capacity benchmarks for the top 30 airports and data related to chronically delayed and canceled flights; (2) explore accelerating the development and implementation of the Local Area Augmentation System; (3) complete the remaining 10 of 21 planned action items relating to the seven air traffic control choke points; and (4) in coordination with DOT and airports, establish consistent milestones for completing new runways and ensure these milestones are met and the projects completed on time.