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Southwest buys LaGuardia slots as DoT auction plan debate intensifies


The US Department of Transportation’s highly controversial plans to auction slots at New York area airports is intensifying, with the Air Line Pilots Association this week joining the growing list of industry groups expressing their staunch opposition to the move. [929 words]

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  • Running out of markets, or an opportunity too good to miss?
  • Fuel hedging costs
  • Southwest appoints two new Board members, declares 129th consecutive quarterly dividend

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  • New York La Guardia Airport domestic capacity share (seats per week): Nov-08
  • Southwest Fuel Hedging Programme: as at Sep-08
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