Lufthansa has become the first airline to break ranks in a conditional agreement to accept an FAA-proposed increase in overflight fees, arguing that the proposed increases are too high and that the fees should be frozen at current levels—if not scrapped altogether. Comments on the FAA’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking are due by Dec. 27, and Lufthansa was the only commenter shown on the FAA docket as of Dec. 20. But the sign of discontent has the potential to extend the tortuous and ...

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