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A JetBlue A320 in Las Vegas (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

Long Beach Airport Increases Slot Utilization

Airlines at Long Beach Airport will soon have to increase their utilization of slots. According to the local Press-Telegram, the Long Beach city council voted last night to increase the required utilization rate of slots for airlines operating into the airport. Previously, airlines were required to have a 57 percent utilization rate over any 180 day period. The new rules require airlines to have an 85 percent utilization rate over the year, with new quarterly and monthly utilization requirements. The airline…