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Long-distance flights added at Reagan National Airport

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WASHINGTON — Eight airlines will share a dozen new round-trip slots at Ronald Reagan National Airport.

The Department of Transportation announced its decision Wednesday, ending months of vying among several carriers for the coveted slots.

Reagan National — the closest airport to the nation's capital — used to have a 1,250-mile limit for flights. But half of the new slots will be for flights beyond that zone.

Those winners are America West with two daily round trips to Phoenix and one to Las Vegas — a route National Airlines also won. Frontier Airlines gets a round trip to Denver and TWA gets a round trip to Los Angeles.

The rest of the slots will be within the old zone.