Southwest Airlines (SWA) filed an application Monday with the US Dept. of Transportation (DOT) for slots at Washington National (DCA), attempting to take advantage of the recently passed FAA reauthorization legislation's (ATW Daily News, Feb. 8) approval of new flights beyond DCA's 1,250 mi. perimeter. SWA, which has long had a dominant presence at Baltimore/Washington (BWI) but no presence at DCA, said it would operate daily flights from DCA to Austin Bergstrom (AUS) and ...

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