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U.S. Department of Transportation Awards Slot Exemptions to Southwest Airlines

The U.S. Department of Transportation today awarded two within-perimeter slot exemptions to Southwest Airlines for nonstop service from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) to Houston (Hobby). DOTOrder2013-5-6.  In making the award, the Department chose Southwest’s service proposal over JetBlue’s proposal for nonstop service to Jacksonville, Florida, and US Airways’ proposal for nonstop service to Oklahoma

GAO Issues Recommendations for Rules at Slot-Controlled Airports

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has issued a report on the operations and rules at slot-controlled airports in the United States.  In its lengthy Report, the GAO examined in substantial detail the current utilization of slots, its impact on competition and congestion, and the effect of new beyond-perimeter flights at Ronald Reagan Washington National

DOT Order on Airline Slots Vacated By D.C. Circuit

In a strongly worded decision, the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit vacated a Department of Transportation Order that had withdrawn two within-perimeter slot exemptions from Republic Airlines and reallocated them to Sun Country Airlines.  The DOT rarely has a carrier selection in a contested route proceeding reversed or vacated on judicial review.  It