Virgin America Airways Says US Airways, American Merger Should Be Blocked

Virgin America Airways Says US Airways, American Merger Should Be Blocked

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The federal judge presiding over the antitrust lawsuit filed by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) against US Airways Group Inc. and American Airlines Inc. on Nov. 12 granted Virgin America Airways the right to file an amicus curiae brief in which Virgin says it intends to argue that "unless this merger is blocked, a simple fix for a few large airports will leave most of the hub-hub routes as monopoly markets" (United States of America v. US Airways Group Inc., et al., No. 13-01236, D. D.C.).

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