Both low cost carriers American Southwest Airlines and JetBlue Airways have won slots at Washington Ronald Reagan airport. The American Airlines group had to get rid of slots under an agreement with the U.S. government. Otherwise the merger of American Airlines and U.S. Airways had not come through.
Southwest Airlines, low-cost airline based in Dallas has put into its purse 54 landing and takeoff slots, allowing it to operate 27 daily flights to Ronald Reagan Airport. JetBlue, the low-cost alternative, based in New York, has pocketed 12 pairs of slots and taken control of eight others, that American temporarily operated since 2010.