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Articles tagged “sequester”

Airlines

U.S. government spend on air travel drops in March, hurting airline revenues

Put into perspective, one analyst says the sequestration’s impact won’t be as bad as the 2008 recession, H1N1 flu, a SARS outbreak, or tsunamis. The difference here is that the government has more control over the variable causing the drop than ever before.

U.S. government spend on air travel drops in March, hurting airline revenues

Airlines

FAA will delay closure of 149 air traffic control towers

The delay will likely give lawmakers in D.C. enough time to strike a deal. It's doubtful those 149+ members of Congress want to deal with angry, land-bound constituents.

FAA will delay closure of 149 air traffic control towers

Airlines

Airport towers facing closures would’ve shut down earlier had FAA updated data

Local airport towers have become the poster child for sequestration, a battle cry that could be misplaced according to data showing many are no longer necessary for aviation safety.

Airport towers facing closures would’ve shut down earlier had FAA updated data

Airlines

US Airways sees drop in March revenue due to sequestered travel demand

Airports were the first to feel the budget cuts, but now Delta and U.S. Airways have announced lower-than-expected bookings caused by the sequester and airlines' attempts to hike fares.

US Airways sees drop in March revenue due to sequestered travel demand

Airlines

Airport towers shutting down weren’t preventing accidents anyway: FAA study

These are small airports with little data to back it up either way, so the study seems self serving without the benefit of time.

Airlines

Airports across the country suing FAA over tower closures

Airports across the country suing FAA over tower closures

Airlines

Sequester cuts force Texas governor to ask locals to pay for air traffic control

Such an arrangement would be fitting as the governor is a well recognized expert on why the U.S. federal government isn't good at anything. If only the Texas authorities tasked with coming up with the cash felt the same way.

Airlines

Even as airport towers get the cut, $3 billion in airport improvement pork won’t

Really a shame that the stalled machinery of our government won't consider AIP as part of its cuts.

Airlines

FAA announces closure of 149 U.S. airport towers due to sequester

These smaller, privately-run airports will have to continue to run without towers while the nation’s largest, government-run airports are yet to be significantly impacted by the budget cuts.

Tourism

National parks and museums decry the impact of Washington’s sequester

In a case of “you don’t know how good you have it until it’s gone,” the budget cuts have awakened Americans to the significance of their natural and cultural institutions.