Government moves to block airline merger, warns of higher fares, fees

Government moves to block airline merger, warns of higher fares, fees

August 13, 2013
Originally published in The Associated Press

But the open-market-leaning Competitive Enterprise Institute called the Department of Justice action “deeply misguided.”  

“On the heels of the successful Delta-Northwest and United-Continental mergers, this deal would offer travelers a financially stable third global carrier,” said Marc Scribner, the institute’s fellow in land use and transportation study, in a statement.