The US Dept. of Transportation yesterday tentatively granted the slot swap transaction involving Delta Air Lines' Washington National slots and US Airways' New York LaGuardia slots but said the approval is contingent on the sale of 20 of the 125 LGA pairs and 14 of the 42 DCA pairs. The slots must be sold to airlines "with no or limited service" at LGA and DCA "in order to lessen the harm to consumers that might otherwise result from the applicants' increased dominance" at the airports, DOT ...

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