U.S. tentatively approves Delta, WestJet alliance
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Transportation Department said on Friday it had tentatively approved a proposed alliance agreement between Delta Air Lines <DAL.N> and Canada's WestJet that is expected to expand travel options between the United States and Canada.
The department said it would require the carriers remove Swoop, an ultra low-cost carrier affiliate of WestJet, from the alliance, and divest 16 takeoff and landing slots at New York's LaGuardia Airport.
WestJet is owned by private equity firm Onex Corp <ONEX.TO>.
(Reporting by David Shepardson; Editing by Chris Reese)
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