Southwest CEO says he hasn't been notified of any Love Field decision

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by SHON GABLES

WFAA

Posted on May 9, 2014 at 11:02 AM

Updated Friday, May 9 at 12:14 PM

DALLAS -- Three Dallas City Hall sources have now confirmed that the highly sought after gates at Love Field Airport will go to Virgin Airlines.

A memo from the Dallas city manager is expected to come out Friday afternoon.

Virgin America will sub-lease the gates from American Airlines. The airliner had launched a glitzy media campaign in efforts to win over passengers and the city of Dallas.

It even had the support of the U.S. Department of Justice.

Dallas-based Southwest Airlines had lobbied for those gates as well. News 8 caught up with Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly at a public appearance at Oak Hill Academy in Dallas.

Kelly says he has yet to be notified of any decision.

News 8 was also told that attorneys for Virgin Airlines and the city are still working through the fine print, but the official announcement is expected later Friday.

 

 

 

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