After two years of waiting, it appears that a trade of gate space will have me spending a lot more time in New York City’s LGA airport. Yes, plans were announced as to the agreement as far back as March, however, we don’t get too excited until everything is finalized, especially since this isn’t the first time that something this big has been tried with these two airlines and in these markets.
“When the DOT ruled, they essentially said that they agree with us that the deal will increase competition in both markets without increasing congestion, and acknowledged important benefits to the traveling public,” said Richard in Right from Richard. “I want to thank Randy Babbitt and Sec. Ray LaHood for their leadership on this. When you think about how vital the U.S. airline industry is to our economy, it’s important that these kinds of pro-consumer, pro-competitive transactions be allowed to occur.