"Besides Southwest and JetBlue, the auction registrants are WestJet Airlines Ltd., Canada’s largest discount carrier; Frontier Airlines, a unit of Republic Airways Holdings Inc.; Spirit Airlines Inc.; Allegiant Travel Co.; and closely held Sun Country Airlines Inc."
If Westjet got access to these 2 markets they could make things a bit more interesting
WestJet Airlines Ltd. says it intends to aggressively go after new landing slots in New York and Washington as it continues to try to court corporate travellers in the East.
The Calgary-based carrier confirmed its intention to participate in a slot auction at New York's LaGuardia Airport and at Washington's Reagan International. Gregg Saretsky, WestJet Airlines Ltd. chief executive, said he expects the competition to be fierce.
The landing slots came available as a regulatory condition on a planned slot swap between US Airways and Delta Air Lines at the airports. There are two slot packages at LaGuardia and one at Reagan, each with eight landing slots, up for grabs in a Dutch auction, Saretsky said.
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