San Francisco-based Virgin America will take on Southwest Airlines at the Dallas-based airline’s home airport, launching flights from Dallas Love Field (DAL) in October. Southwest controls 80% of the gates at DAL, which has been limited by the Wright Amendment, a US federal law that has restricted long-distance flying from the airport. But all Wright Amendment limitations will expire on Oct. 13, enabling Southwest to expand flying from its base airport starting in October. Virgin ...

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