FAA Says OK to Law Repealing Wright Amendment

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Airline regulators have given their blessing to a new law that eases restrictions on long-haul flights from Dallas Love Field.

The Federal Aviation Administration removed the last obstacle to through ticketing at Love Field -- just days after President Bush signed the law repealing the Wright Amendment.

The 1979 amendment was enacted to bolster then-fledgling Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.

The repeal will allow nonstop service from Love Field to the rest of the country in 2014.

Fort Worth-based American Airlines says it will now offer one-stop tickets from Love Field through St. Louis.

Southwest Airlines, which calls Love Field home, plans to roll out new one-stop flights and fares later this week.

The FAA notified Congress that it could safely manage airspace at Love Field and DFW Airport -- with the additional service at the Dallas airport.


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