Bloomberg reported that Southwest had been given
the additional slots.
The slots at Reagan airport became available because of a
Justice Department settlement with US Airways and American
Airlines. Justice had sued to stop a merger between them, but
dropped the suit when they agreed to sell 104 air carrier slots
at Reagan National, just outside Washington, as well as other
New York-based JetBlue Airways Corp <JBLU.O> won 40 slots at
Reagan National while Virgin America won eight.
American Airlines Group was also required to divest 34 slots at
New York LaGuardia International Airport. Southwest won an
agreement to purchase 22 of those and Virgin America will buy
(Reporting by Diane Bartz)
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