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)

10/23/2020 21:02

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