Dallas-Love bill latest.
Legislation has been introduced in the US Senate aimed at lifting
the restrictive Federal Wright Amendment at Dallas Love Field Airport,
Texas, a move that could have an adverse effect on Dallas' DFW International. Senator John Ensign's bill would lift the
25-year-old flight restrictions that limit flights from Love to
destinations within seven nearby states. DFW-based hub operator American
Airlines stated: "This bill would not allow for the introduction of
services by other carriers at Love, assure equal access to that airport
or provide for the building of new gates or terminals.
"Moreover it does not require Southwest Airlines to make
facilities available to other carriers in the absence of new gates, or
in any way encourage competitors to enter the market. It also does not
propose the lifting of restrictions imposed at other US airports such as
Washington Reagan and New York La Guardia."