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NACA Statement on DOT Slot Divestiture Decision at JFK and DCA
In response to the Transportation Department decision not to specifically mandate that divested slots from American and JetBlue at JFK and DCA go to LCCs and ULCCs, per previous practice, Chris Brown, Vice President of Government Affairs and Ultra Low-Cost Carrier Policy at NACA issued the following statement:
We are disappointed that DOT squandered an opportunity to enhance competition at slot-constrained airports JFK and DCA, by including highly inadequate divestiture requirements as a condition of the Department’s approval of their anti-competitive alliance. However, we look forward to working with Transportation Secretary nominee Pete Buttigieg — who indicated at his nomination hearing yesterday that he recognizes the benefits to the traveling public of enhancing competition at small and large airports — to improve market access for ULCCs at these and other concentrated markets, lowering fares for travelers.