Southwest Gains Approval for 12 Slots at New York’s LaGuardia AIrport
Southwest Airlines announced that the U.S. Department of Justice approved its agreement with American Airlines to acquire takeoff and landing slots at New York’s LaGuardia Airport.
The Dallas-based airline will acquire 12 takeoffs and landing slots that will support six round-trip flights. The slots were divested by American Airlines as a condition of gaining approval for its merger with US Airways. The merger is expected to close on December 9.
Southwest also gained permanent control of ten takeoff and landing slots that it currently leases from American.
The airline will begin new service at LaGuardia in May 2014. It also plans to bid on the slots American will be required to divest at Washington’s Reagan National Airport.
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