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New overtime fees considered for rural Alaska airlines

 


FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) – State officials are looking to start charging airlines for landing their planes at rural Alaska airports outside regular operating hours.

The Department of Transportation is working with airlines to create an overtime fee that could be implemented next year. Fairbanks International Airport and Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport would not be affected by the change, The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported.

DOT Deputy Commissioner John Binder said Thursday state budget cuts have brought on the need to charge airlines that land outside of an airport’s norma...



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