Southwest Airlines acquires four Reagan National slots from Spirit Airlines

Southwest Airlines (Dallas) has acquired four landing and takeoff slots at Washington (Reagan National) from Spirit Airlines (Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood). The Department of Transportation (DOT) approve the acquisition on July 2. Southwest intends to launch nonstop St. Louis-Washington (Reagan National) flights on September 6.

Meanwhile Spirit will move its two daily roundtrips from Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood to Reagan National to nearby Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) on September 5.

Top Copyright Photo: Eddie Maloney. Brand new Boeing 737-8H4 N8309C (msn 36985) was delivered on May 18, 2012.

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Bottom Copyright Photo: Brian McDonough. Airbus A320-232 N603NK makes its final approach into Washington (Reagan National).

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