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Southwest Airlines Challenges JetBlue in Long Beach

Last week, domestic airline giant Southwest Airlines announced plans to begin flying to Long Beach Airport in Southern California. This would give it a presence at all five commercial airports in the Los Angeles area.
It also means that Southwest will challenge the long-running dominance of JetBlue Airways at Long Beach Airport. Let’s take a look at why Southwest Airlines thinks this is a battle worth waging.
As it began to expand in Long Beach, JetBlue shrewdly snapped up all 27 remaining commercial airline slots. It briefly had to return some of those slots, but JetBlue has since amassed 32 of the 41 slots available for large jets. The remaining slots are scattered among several other airlines. read more

Updated: February 21, 2016 — 7:04 am
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