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Fewer delays as air travel declines…

Posted on 24 August 2009

A  marked decrease in airline travel has made this summer the smoothest in years for flyers accustomed to lengthy delays and snarled traffic. The aviation system is suffering significantly fewer delays than the past two years, according to government data and aviation experts.  The lengthiest delays-which cause people to miss connecting flights and trigger the most havoc-are down even more steeply.  In May, June and July, delays longer than two hours dropped by more than 25% compared with 2008 and 2007, according to the FAA. Overall, traffic at large airports is down 9%  this year compared with last, according to the FAA. The trend is expected to continue through the Labor Day travel period.

Source: USA Today

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