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DOJ clears American Airlines-US Airways merger for takeoff

The new company will be forced to divest facilities at seven key airports to increase competition

The new, merged American Airlines and US Airways: You are all cleared for takeoff.

The Department of Justice (DOJ) came to an agreement with US Airways Group Inc. and AMR Corp., American Airlines’ parent company, on Nov. 12 that would allow the companies to proceed with a merger as planned. The DOJ had previously filed an antitrust suit against the merger, claiming the deal would send airline prices sky high and would create a near-monopoly out of Washington D.C.’s Ronald Reagan National Airport.

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