Southwest Airlines has been provisionally approved for 27 new slot pairs at Washington National Airport (DCA) while JetBlue Airways has received tentative clearance for 12 new DCA slot pairs. The gains are part of the divestiture of DCA slot pairs agreed to by American Airlines and US Airways as part of settling the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) antitrust lawsuit against the carriers’ merger. That settlement called for the divestiture of 52 slot pairs at DCA by American-US ...

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