Virgin America to Merging Airlines: Let Us Into Your Hubs

A Virgin America plane waits to depart at John F. Kennedy airport in New York Photograph by Justin Lane/EPA via Corbis

Virgin America is looking for more access at the big U.S. hub airports that can generate enormous profits for an airline, and the company has a pretty good idea of where it might be able to get some. With American and US Airways engaged in settlement talks with federal antitrust regulators over their hoped-for merger, Virgin America is looking to file a court brief pushing for the betrothed carriers to give up far many more landing slots in any final deal.

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