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Gary Kelly

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Dallas city officials announced Monday afternoon that Virgin America will get the two open gates at Dallas Love Field. Virgin beat out Dallas-based Southwest Airlines for the gates, which American Airlines had to give up due to its merger with U.S. Airways.

Southwest Airlines

Dallas based Southwest Airlines, the nation’s leading low cost carrier, reported net income of $224 million in the 2nd quarter. The profit reflects a positive trend industry-wide.