16 January 2014
American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ: AAL) said it has announced the planned network adjustments resulting from the required divestiture of slots and related assets at Washington Reagan National Airport and New York LaGuardia Airport.
The divestitures, which enabled American Airlines and US Airways to complete their merger, were mandated by the previously announced settlements with the US Department of Justice (DOJ), the states of Arizona, Florida, Michigan, Tennessee, the commonwealths of Pennsylvania and Virginia, and the District of Columbia.
As a result of the 52 slot pair divestitures at DCA required by the DOJ, American will no longer operate year-round, daily nonstop service to 17 destinations from DCA. Customers in these communities will still have access to DCA, which remains a key hub for American, through connecting flights from one or more of the airline´s other eight hubs.
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