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Comment: JetBlue's overlaps with Spirit lessened by rejection of American Airlines alliance, but logic of court decision aids DOJ

By Serafina Smith
  • 23 May 2023 19:18
  • 23 May 2023 19:18

JetBlue's court defeat in its effort to maintain its Northeast Alliance with American Airlines will both help and hurt the carrier's effort — in the face of opposition from the US Department of Justice — to merge with Spirit Airlines.
The Northeast region will be subject to less market concentration

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Serafina Smith


Serafina Smith covers mergers and acquisitions for MLex from New York. Before becoming a journalist, Serafina was a paralegal supporting the United States Department of Justice, where she worked on foreign bribery and money laundering cases. She holds a master’s degree in journalism from New York University and a bachelor’s degree in linguistics from Georgetown University.

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