Alaska Airlines (AS, Seattle Tacoma Int'l) is planning to cut two routes out of Dallas Love Field to California and will not expand frequencies out of the Texan airport due to the ongoing legal challenges concerning slot ownership.

Routes Online has reported that the airline will terminate its services from Dallas Love Field to San Diego Int'l and San José, CA on November 5, 2019. Already on August 27, 2019, it will reduce the daily frequencies to Los Angeles Int'l (from 4x to 3x daily), Portland Int'l (from 3x to 2x daily), San Diego (from 2x to daily), San Francisco, CA (from 4x to 2x daily, 3x daily from November 5), San Jose (from 3x to 2x daily), and Seattle Tacoma Int'l (from 4x to 3x daily).

"Our long-term goal has been to increase flights from Love Field but with the current litigation surrounding gates and the uncertainty of future gate access, we have made the business decision to pause on those growth plans," the airline said in a statement.

The city of Dallas, which owns Love Field airport, is currently involved in a legal battle against Delta Air Lines (DL, Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson) for not vacating gates and handing them over to Southwest Airlines (WN, Dallas Love Field). The dispute does not directly affect Alaska Airlines.

According to the ch-aviation schedules module, Alaska Airlines currently operates 87 weekly departures out of Love Field and has a 3.4% market share by capacity at the airport. The airport is dominated by Southwest Airlines which has a 94.6% market share by capacity.

Alaska Airlines also operates 35 weekly departures out of Dallas/Fort Worth, serving Seattle and Portland out of the main Texan gateway.