Southwest Airlines may let Delta Air Lines borrow a gate at Dallas Love Field.
On Wednesday evening, Southwest vice president Mark Shaw said it was in ongoing discussions with Delta to possibly provide gate space to the Atlanta-based carrier which had been told by the city of Dallas to vacate Love Field before October 13.
"We have let Delta know that we are willing to potentially accommodate them on a portion of a gate through January 6, 2015, in order to avoid inconveniencing passengers booked on Delta flights from Love Field during that time," Shaw said in a statement.
Shaw added that Southwest expects to conclude the discussions quickly.
Delta had been leasing a gate at Love Field from American Airlines, providing flights to Atlanta on small regional jets. Earlier this year, American had to give up its two gates at Love Field to Virgin America as part of a settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice to get approval for American's merger with US Airways.
Delta had tried to negotiate lease space with Virgin America and United Airlines, which leases two gates at Love Field, but had been unsuccessful. The city of Dallas notified Delta last week that it would have cease operations at Love Field.