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Restrictions to expire at Love Field, sending Southwest soaring
Restrictions to expire at Love Field, sending Southwest soaring

With the coming expiration of a federal law that restricts airline traffic out of Texas' Love Field, Southwest Airlines has announced a slew of nonstop flights from that airport, including a flight to Los Angeles International Airport. The so-called Wright Amendment, championed by U.S. House Speaker Jim Wright (D-Fort Worth) in 1979, was intended to restrict air traffic out of Love Field and direct more growth toward the then-fledgling  Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. The amendment, which expires Oct. 13, has had a big impact on Southwest Airlines, the nation's largest domestic carrier, headquartered at Love Field. Airline experts say the end of the restrictions...

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