Republic Airways' slots to be rebid at D.C. airport

10/20/2010 | Washington Post, The

The Department of Transportation is allowing for two pairs of takeoff and landing slots operated by Republic Airways at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport to be publicly rebid. Five airlines are competing for the slots, which are limited by a federal mandate. "There's a limited number at National, so they're in demand," said George W. Hamlin, an airline analyst. "And it's not a simple bidding process -- it's very subjective."

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