YES! Southwest Buys AirTran Which Means You Can Fly Southwest To National Airport
This is the greatest news in the history of aviation:
Southwest Airlines, which has sought a presence at Reagan National Airport for years, will finally gain entry through its planned, $1.4 billion cash and stock acquisition of AirTran Airlines.
Southwest operates several flights from Dulles International Airport and is the dominant carrier at BWI, but has not gained coveted access to National until now.
Hooray & Huzzah and Fare thee well, US Airways! But not until whenever the various regulators release their stranglehold on freedom and allow this merger to take effect. [Washington Business Journal]