Southwest Airlines and JetBlue Airways are both big winners in the auctioning of American Airlines and US Airways slots at Washington Reagan National Airport that the U.S. government required in order for American and US Airways to complete their merger in December.

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Southwest plans to begin in May its new service using the 12 additional New York LaGuardia slots and says it will make details of the new service available later this month.

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On July 9 Southwest Airlines revealed it had bought four slots at Washington Reagan National Airport from another airline, the previous week. Southwest will use the slots to provide two daily round-trips between Washington Reagan National and Lambert-St. Louis International Airport.

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Virgin America filed an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation on March 12 for the right to operate two non-stop daily flights to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport from its home base of San Francisco International Airport.

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Southwest Airlines has filed an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation for slots that would allow Southwest to offer the first-ever non-stop service between Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.

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The airline’s bid, one of at least seven expected for the DOT awards of four slot-pairs for longer-haul flights at Washington Reagan National Airport, would provide non-stop service from Washington National to Portland in Oregon and San Diego.

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Under the agreement, Delta acquired 132 slot pairs at LaGuardia from US Airways and US Airways acquired from Delta 42 slot pairs at Reagan National, as well as the rights to operate additional daily service to Sao Paulo in Brazil in 2015.

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WestJet’s successful slot-auction bid for eight slot pairs at New York LaGuardia means it will be able to operate eight round-trips a day to and from there.

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The U.S. Department of Transportation is proposing to allow Delta Air Lines and US Airways to exchange some of their operating rights at Reagan Washington National Airport and New York’s LaGuardia Airport, subject to a number of conditions.

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