Southwest Airlines said yesterday that it has submitted a $7.5 million bid to gain the rights to 14 New York LaGuardia slots--seven roundtrips--formerly used by ATA Airlines, which declared bankruptcy and shut down in April. The bid was submitted in connection with the public auction of ATA's assets being handled by the US Bankruptcy Court in Indianapolis (ATWOnline, April 4). "The bid does not contemplate operating ATA, but it is intended to allow Southwest to acquire the LGA slots," SWA ...

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