AA-US Airways could be required to divest some slots

04/15/2013 | Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Texas)

The Department of Justice is reviewing the number of takeoff and landing slots for a merged American Airlines-US Airways. "If they think there's a problem and conclude the transaction would reduce competition, that's when the DOJ makes these selective requirements to divest routes or slots," said Alison Smith, an antitrust attorney. US Airways CEO Doug Parker told a Senate committee last month that divesting slots at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport would not be good for consumers. "If US Airways or the new American were asked to divest slots, we would, by definition, divest those that are the least lucrative to the airline," Parker said. "Those would tend to be service to smaller communities."

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