JetBlue Airways is making another move to try to save its proposed purchase of Spirit Airlines
ByThe Associated Press
September 11, 2023, 11: 09 AM
NEW YORK — JetBlue Airways said Monday it has reached agreement to turn over Spirit Airlines’ operations at airports in Boston and Newark, New Jersey, as JetBlue ramps up its effort to win regulatory or court approval to buy Spirit.
JetBlue CEO Robin Hays said the announcement “is aimed at removing any doubt of our commitment to promoting competition.”
The U.S. Justice Department is suing to block JetBlue’s proposed $3.8 billion purchase of Spirit, arguing that it will hurt competition and raise prices by eliminating Spirit, the nation’s biggest discount airline. A trial is scheduled to start next month in federal court in Boston. Lawyers for two dozen consumers have fi