DOJ Should Ground Airline Merger, AAI Report Says

Law360, New York (July 10, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Justice should block the proposed merger of Delta Air Lines Inc. and Northwest Airlines Corp., a report from an antitrust watchdog group said.

The proposed merger could potentially raise fares and lead to fewer flights and worse service, Diana Moss, a vice president and senior research fellow at the American Antitrust Institute, said in a 19-page white paper issued July 10.

The white paper looked at five aspects of the deal, including the markets that will be affected, the potential harm to...
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