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Comment: JetBlue-Spirit deal to get US DOJ scrutiny, but divestiture plan could scramble outcome in federal court

By Curtis Eichelberger and Serafina Smith
  • 03 Aug 2022 20:47
  • 03 Aug 2022 20:47
JetBlue’s $3.8 billion acquisition of Spirit Airlines is almost certain to meet resistance from the US Department of Justice’s antitrust division. But a lawsuit to block the merger isn’t quite the slam dunk it once appeared to be.

JetBlue earlier this summer beat Frontier in a bidding war for the ultra-low-cost airline

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