Relinquished LGB flight slots offered to Southwest Airlines

Long Beach Airport (LGB) has announced that it has offered Southwest Airlines two air-carrier flight slots, which will be available for their use beginning Aug. 1, 2017.
Last month, American Airlines advised the airport that it was reducing service at LGB and elected to return two of their five permanent air-carrier flight slots effective Feb. 16, 2017. In accordance with City Council Resolution C-28465, these two permanent flight slots have been offered to Southwest Airlines because of their status as a “new entrant carrier” at the Airport.
Delta Air Lines, Inc. and JetBlue Airways also expressed interest in obtaining the two available flight slots and will be placed on a waiting list of incumbent air carriers requesting additional capacity at LGB should additional air carrier flight slots become available. As specified in the resolution, a lottery will be conducted to determine each carrier’s position on the waiting list and they will be advised of flight slot(s) if, or when, they become available for allocation.

Source: City of LB

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