Could JetBlue Tap Into Spirit’s MRO Cost Advantage?

The two airlines’ reliance on Airbus A320-family aircraft and overlapping route networks offer potential for aftermarket savings.
Credit: Rob Finlayson
When JetBlue pitched last week’s surprise $3.6 billion bid for rival low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines, it did not mention maintenance as part of the $600-700 million of annual synergies targeted by a merger. Yet the two airlines’ reliance on Airbus A320-family aircraft and overlapping route networks...

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