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Alaska Will Keep Gates at Dallas Airport Dominated by Southwest

  • Carrier may choose new routes after Virgin America purchase
  • Airline will also fly from nearby DFW hub used by American
An Alaska Air jet at Seattle, Washington, on Feb. 3, 2017.
Photographer: David Ryder/Bloomberg

Alaska Air Group Inc. will keep flying from two gates it recently acquired at the secondary Dallas airport, retaining a foothold in a hub dominated by discount powerhouse Southwest Airlines Co.

Virgin America, which Alaska bought last year, offers nonstop flights to five cities from Dallas Love Field, which is popular with business travelers because of its proximity to downtown. Alaska already serves Portland and Seattle from the larger Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, a hub dominated by American Airlines Group Inc.