Justice Department Defends AMR / US Airways Merger

The Justice Department disputed several criticisms of the AA/US merger and said millions of passengers would benefit from low-cost carriers obtaining assets at congested airports in a 51-page submission to U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly, who must decide if the agreement between the government and the airlines is in the public interest. Thanks to Meagan at DJ & Company for sharing. Check out the full article here.


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  1. I would be interested to see how the cards fall at DCA. It seems to me like the new AA is cutting a lot of smaller destinations well keeping their frequent flights to places like Miami and Dallas as well as the shuttle to LGA and BOS.
    The LCCs like B6 and SWA are coming in, buying those slots and then adding flights to locations already served and not the places were service is being cut. In the end I wonder if the merger ends up significantly reducing the number of places served nonstop from DCA.

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