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Federal Judge Blocks Merger of JetBlue and Spirit, Citing Airline Industry “Oligopoly”

HeadlineJan 18, 2024

In a major antitrust ruling, a federal judge in Boston has blocked the merger of JetBlue and Spirit Airlines, saying the merger would hurt consumers. In his ruling, Judge William Young wrote, “The airline industry is an oligopoly that has become more concentrated due to a series of mergers.” Last year the Department of Justice and six states sued to stop the merger.

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