Southwest Airlines on Monday launched service at Newark International, its 72nd destination, with six daily flights to Chicago Midway and two daily services to St. Louis. SWA leased 18 slot pairs at EWR from United Airlines and Continental Airlines after the US Dept. of Justice expressed concern about competition in the New York market following the UA/CO merger; UA/CO agreeing to lease the slots to SWA precipitated DOJ's clearance of the transaction (ATW Daily News, Aug. 30, ...

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