Virgin Wins Prized Reagan Slots

Virgin America has won eight slots at Washington Reagan airport that American Airlines was forced to sell in order to appease antitrust regulators investigating its merger with US Airways. AA and US Airways were also forced to relinquish slots at New York LaGuardia, 22 of which were won by Southwest Airlines and 12 by Virgin. Reagan and LaGuardia are among the few US airports to face slot restrictions due to congestion. In addition airlines operating out of Reagan National may not operate flights beyond a 1,250-mile perimeter without congressional approval.

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