Southwest Airlines won US Bankruptcy Court approval to purchase ATA Airlines' 14 slots at New York LaGuardia for $7.5 million (ATWOnline, Nov. 20), Bloomberg News reported. Sale will be finalized when ATA's bankruptcy plan is approved. SWA currently flies to Chicago Midway, Baltimore, Las Vegas and five Florida destinations from Long Island Islip. SWA flew 5.26 billion RPMs in November, down 8.3% year-over-year. Capacity rose 0.4% to 8.33 billion ASMs, dropping load factor 6.1 points to 63.2%.

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