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Department of Justice Gives Consent for Largest Airline Merger: November 13, 2013

Department of Justice Gives Consent for Largest Airline Merger: November 13, 2013

Department of justice gives consent for largest airline merger: November 13, 2013

Just months after entering bankruptcy protection in 2011, American Airlines began work on a merger agreement with US Airways. The merger resulted in the creation of the world's largest airline. Unlike previous similar mergers, which have taken years to complete, the American Airlines/US Airways deal was hammered out and agreed to in short order and received final approval from the Justice Department on December 9, 2013.

Merger Takes Shape

Throughout their history, American Airlines and US Airways have been fierce competitors, most recently as the third and fourth largest airlines, respectively. They have typically attempted to undercut each other through discount and frequent flier ...

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