DOJ defends American Airlines-US Airways merger settlement

The government called the agreement a “major victory for American consumers”

The Department of Justice (DOJ) agreed to a settlement that allowed the American Airlines-US Airways merger to proceed as planned in November 2013, but still, four months later, the department is defending the deal to courts and consumers.

In a submission to U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly, the government called the agreement a “major victory for American consumers.” Particularly, the government pointed to the low-cost carriers who received takeoff and landing slots at major airports, which the submission deemed beneficial to the American public.

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