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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…