Dave Barger says American needs to give up some DC flights


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images-2The combined carriers would control about two-thirds of flights at Washington’s capacity-controlled Reagan National Airport, which would harm competition, JetBlue Chief Executive Officer Dave Barger said in an interview today.

“It is not right for one airline to have two-thirds of the slots at one airport,” Barger said in an interview at a U.S. Chamber of Commerce aviation conference. “We feel very strongly about this.”

Barger called on the U.S. government to order the new carrier to give up an unspecified number of flights that would be auctioned to other carriers. Long Island City, New York-based JetBlue wants to expand its presence in Washington, he said.

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