13 August 2013

DoJ Seeks To Block AA/US Merger

In a 180º turn from past large airline mergers, the US Department of Justice (DoJ) seeks to block the merger between American Airlines and US Airways via lawsuit, due to anti-trust concerns. The DoJ had not intervened in the most recent large mergers that included the United / Continental, Delta / Northwest, and Southwest / airTran mergers. The American / US Airways merger is due to be completed next month, but with this lawsuit, the completion has been put in a holding pattern.

Further information in this NYC Aviation report.

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