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DOJ files antitrust suit against U.S. Airways-American Airlines merger

U.S. government says the combined company would reduce competition and bring higher fares

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and six state attorneys general filed suit today in federal court challenging the merger of US Airways Group Inc. and AMR Corp., American Airlines’ parent company. The DOJ says the combined company would reduce competition and result in higher fares for American travelers.

“By challenging this merger, the Department of Justice is saying that the American people deserve better,” said U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder in a statement. “This transaction would result in consumers paying the price—in higher airfares, higher fees and fewer choices.”

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