Late Tuesday morning, NYCAviation recieved word that American Airlines and US Airways had reached an antitrust settlement with the United States Department of Justice. This settlement will allow the merger to move forward, but at a significant cost in terms of both slot pairs and gates at both airlines hubs.
Delta Air Lines this week launched the biggest expansion by any single airline at New York’s LaGuardia Airport in 40 years, launching flights to 12 new cities, with another 14 set to take off in June.
More than $7.14 billion in economic benefits could be gained by 2025 by reviewing European rules on allocating slots for landing and takeoff at the European Union’s busiest airports, according to a new study.
In a letter to the Department of Transportation today, Delta Air Lines and US Airways said they are dropping a plan to swap slots at LaGuardia Airport in New York and Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C.
Some scarce flight slots at LGA and DCA will hit the market if Delta and US go along with the DOT’s stipulations for their slot swap, and Southwest seems to be interested in scooping some up.