DOJ Sues ‘To Preserve Spirit’s Unique And Disruptive Role’

Spirit and Jetblue
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Calling the carriers “two of the most significant rivals today,” the U.S. Justice Department (DOJ) has sued to block JetBlue’s $3.8 billion acquisition of Spirit Airlines, saying the move would eliminate “about half” of all ULCC seats in the industry and harm fare-friendly competition. “If the...
Christine Boynton

Christine Boynton is a Senior Editor covering air transport in the Americas for Aviation Week Network.

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