Delta Atty Bashes DOJ Settlement In $17B Airline Merger

Law360, New York (January 30, 2014, 6:50 PM EST) -- An attorney for Delta Air Lines Inc. on Thursday sharply criticized the U.S. Department of Justice’s settlement agreement to clear the $17 billion merger of US Airways Group Inc. and American Airlines, asserting that the deal does not go far enough to preserve competition.

The commitment from the airlines to divest departure gates and 138 takeoff and landing slots at seven key airports to what the DOJ refers to as “low-cost” carriers will not actually remedy the concerns articulated in the government’s suit challenging the merger,...
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