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Congress approves FAA bill.

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The US Congress has approved a USD40bn Federal Aviation Administration bill for spending over the next three years.

Apart from approving the funding, the bill also contains provisions that allow airports to increase passenger fees, increase flights out of New York, Chicago and Washington, as well as helping to make smaller airports more competitive.

More specifically, the bill authorises USD12.7bn for aviation programmes in fiscal 2001 and approves an increase in passenger taxes of USD1.50.

The bill was due to go before the Senate on 8 March and the House in the coming days.

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