Judge tosses challenge to Wright compromise

11/1/2007 | Dallas Morning News (free registration), The

U.S. District Judge Sidney Fitzwater threw out a lawsuit that targeted last year's Wright Amendment compromise, saying the city of Dallas could demolish a private terminal at Love Field. The Wright Amendment was passed by Congress in 1979 and prohibited flights from Love Field beyond Texas and four adjoining states, with a further four states added later. The 2006 compromise permits nonstop flights to any U.S. city by October 2014. Love Terminal Partners and Virginia Aerospace had challenged the 2006 deal because it restricts Love Field airport to only 20 gates -- necessitating the demolition of Legend terminal to meet that limit.

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