The Federal Aviation Administration plans to go ahead with auctions of flight slots at three airports owned by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced yesterday.

The Port Authority yesterday vowed to fight the move, which was the latest salvo in a long running fight. The agency said it would seek an injunction from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Washington, D.C., Circuit to block a Jan. 12 auction. Earlier this month, the Government Accountability Office found that the FAA did not have the legal authority to auction flight slots.

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