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New routes from Southwest, Alaska, JetBlue, and Virgin America will add more diversity and competition to the limited long-haul services out of downtown Washington, D.C.

There’s nothing I like more than ripping apart the Department of Transportation (DOT) for its poor rule-making abilities, but every so often, the department does something right. We might as well celebrate on the rare occasion when that happens. Yesterday was one of those days as the DOT doled out slots at Washington’s National Airport.

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Tags: alaska airlines, jetblue airways, southwest airlines, virgin, washington dc

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