Delta Air Lines and US Airways yesterday announced a massive slot swapping deal that, if approved by regulators, will greatly enhance US's presence at Washington National and enable DL to "create a domestic hub" at New York LaGuardia. Under terms of the agreement, US will obtain 42 slot pairs at DCA from DL, which also will transfer route rights to serve Japan and Brazil, while US will transfer to DL 125 pairs of slots at LGA used to provide US Airways Express service via Piedmont Airlines, ...

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