Daley Destruction Continues
The Daley administration on Wednesday defended its decision to sharply increase landing and rental fees at O’Hare Airport, but said there’s wiggle room to appease airlines now refusing to finance the city’s massive runway expansion project.
Aviation Commissioner Rosemarie Andolino flatly denied that the 38 percent increase in landing fees and 17 percent hike in rental rates were primarily being used to fund pre-payment of debt not scheduled to mature until after 2030.
However the controversy came to a head, Andolino stressed that there’s room to maneuver if the airlines are willing to re-start talks aimed at bankrolling Phase 2 of the O’Hare expansion project.
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