Delta to Remain at Dallas Love Field Through 2014
Delta Air Lines announced that it will remain at Dallas Love Field through at least the end of the year.
The airline said it “has secured the right to continue to operate service at Dallas Love Field through the end of the year, and continues to work with all parties involved toward a permanent solution to allow for long-term service,” adding that it “remains committed to serving its North Texas customers at both Love Field and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.”
Last week, the Atlanta-based airline was told by the city of Dallas that it would no longer be able to operate flights out of Love Field after October 12. Later in the week, the airline’s attorneys told the city that it would sue unless the city takes “immediate action to implement a short-term solution” that would enable Delta to continue operations there.
Delta has flown from the airport since 2008 using gate space leased from American Airlines. It is losing the American gates because American gave up its gates at the city-owned airport as part of its settlement with the Department of Justice that cleared the way for it to merge with US Airways late last year.
In November 2013, Delta announced plans to significantly increase its presence at Love Field starting in October 2014.
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