Southwest Airlines has acquired 12 takeoff and landing slots (for six roundtrip flights) at New York LaGuardia Airport (LGA) being divested by American Airlines as part of its merger with US Airways. In addition, Southwest said it has gained permanent control of 10 takeoff and landing slots (for five roundtrip flights) that it currently operates under a lease from American. It did not release details of the transaction. According to a company statement, the carrier plans to begin new service ...

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