Southwest To Push For Slot Sales In AA-US Airways Merger

Law360, New York (November 8, 2013, 5:56 PM EST) -- Southwest Airlines Co. won permission Thursday to weigh in on the government's challenge of American Airlines Inc. and US Airways Group Inc.'s merger, to argue that the carriers should be required to sell slots at airports in New York and Washington, D.C., if the deal is permitted.

U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly signed off on Southwest's request to file an amicus brief in the case after the U.S. Department of Justice and the airlines agreed to let the budget carrier participate.

Southwest told the court that...
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