FAA to close 149 air traffic control towers due to budget cuts

March 2013
Travel Markets Insider Newsletter;3/22/2013, Vol. 15 Issue 23, p1
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The article informs that the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration will shut down 149 federal air traffic control towers at small airports across the nation due to the agency's sequestration implementation plan.


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