A well respected aviation blog by the Dallas Morning news is reporting that Virgin America is likely to receive the 2 gates at Dallas Love Field. The two gates are available because they were surrendered to the airport by American Airlines as part of their anti-trust lawsuit settlement in their pursuit of a merger with US Airways.
This news is welcome by some and bad news for others. Dallas residents should benefit from expanded competition between LUV and San Francisco, Chicago, Los Angeles and Washington DC. On the other hand, Delta will most likely have to cancel their proposed service to Atlanta and New York City. If the Virgin America service is approved, it remains to be seen whether Southwest will still go ahead with the proposed service to 12 additional markets that they mentioned in a press briefing back in March.