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US sues to stop JetBlue's deal for Spirit, cites consumer harm

The U.S. Justice Department filed suit to stop JetBlue Airways from buying Spirit Airlines. The complaint said the merger would 'combine two especially close and fierce head-to-head competitors' and result in higher fares and fewer seats.

  • U.S. Justice Department filed suit to stop JetBlue from buying Spirit Airlines, citing higher fares and fewer seats.
  • JetBlue CEO Robin Hayes believes DOJ has got it wrong and the merger would create a national low-fare competitor.
  • Justice Department complaint said the merger would 'combine two especially close and fierce head-to-head competitors'.
  • JetBlue and Spirit have offered to sell Spirit's holdings in Boston and New York, along with some assets in Florida.
  • Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody resolved state probe into the deal after the airlines agreed to increase seat capacity.
US sues to stop JetBlue's deal for Spirit, cites consumer harm
The U.S. Justice Department filed suit on Tuesday to stop JetBlue Airways Corp from buying Spirit Airlines Inc , saying the planned $3.8 billion merger "will lead to higher fares and fewer seats, harming millions of consumers on hundreds of routes."

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