Analyst: Southwest could take advantage of LGA/DCA slot swap

10/14/2011 | Forbes

US Airways hopes to exchange 132 slots at LaGuardia in exchange for 42 spaces from Delta Air Lines at Reagan. The deal awaits Department of Justice approval, but if it goes through, both airlines would have to auction away other takeoff and landing spots at the two airports. The slots up for bid would present an opportunity for Southwest because they would have to go to a low-cost carrier with meager operations at the two airports.

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