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Southwest confirmed Thursday that it will buy 22 of the 34 takeoff and landing slots at LaGuardia Airport in New York that American Airlines was required to sell as part of its pending hookup with US Airways, Reuters reported.
The Federal Aviation Administration said Virgin America has permission to buy the remaining 12 spaces at LaGuardia. US Airways and American are required to shed more than 100 slots at other airports, mainly Ronald Reagan Washington National, as part of the terms of the deal, which is expected to close Monday.
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Aer Lingus' largest trade union will vote whether to take industrial action after pension talks broke down, but the union promised "no disruption of passenger services over Christmas," according to Reuters.