Delta-Northwest Merger Survives DOJ Probe

Law360, New York (October 29, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Delta Air Lines Inc. and Northwest Airlines Corp. received another endorsement on Wednesday, when the U.S. Department of Justice announced that it had closed its inquiry of the $17.7 billion marriage between the two airlines.

“After a thorough, six-month investigation, during which the division obtained extensive information from a wide range of market participants – including the companies, other airlines, corporate customers and travel agents – the division has determined that the proposed merger between Delta and Northwest is likely to produce substantial and credible efficiencies...
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