US Dept. of Transportation yesterday gave final approval to the Delta Air Lines/US Airways slot swap at Washington National and New York LaGuardia announced last August. But DOT declined the carriers' request to modify its requirement that they divest 14 slot pairs at DCA and 20 at LGA as a condition of approving the deal. US and DL had made a counterproposal to transfer fewer slots to four LCCs but DOT determined that this "would be insufficient to preserve competition at the ...

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