Southwest is accusing the city of Dallas of failing to properly manage gate space at Love Field, suggesting in a court filing this week that Delta should be given shared access to gates controlled by Alaska Airlines, rather than on gates controlled by Southwest. This filing is the latest in a very long-lasting dispute between Southwest, Delta and the city over access to the limited space at city-owned Love Field, which is capped at 20 gates under the Wright Amendment Reform Act.
Currently, Delta operates five daily flights out of Love Field (to Atlanta) from a gate it shares with Southwest and wants to fly up to 13 flights per day. Southwest has argued that it should have full use of the 18 gates it has leased or subleased and has accused Delta of trespassing. Delta does not have a lease, but they’ve been at the airport since 2009. They (Delta) argue that the city of Dallas has an obligation to provide access at Love Field.
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