Issue Overview

U.S. Sues to Split Up American and JetBlue

U.S. Sues to Split Up American and JetBlue

September 27th, 2021 at 12:31 AM EDT
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Issue Overview

We thought it could happen when the U.S. Justice Department (DOJ) said it was looking into the American Airlines-JetBlue Airways Northeast Alliance. And it did. Last week, the DOJ filed a suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts alleging that the Northeast Alliance is anticompetitive. Also not surprising: Both airlines immediately fought back. American CEO Doug Parker flatly said of DOJ, "They are wrong, and we will prove it."

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