Airlines and Antitrust: Scrutinizing the American Airlines-US Airways Merger Sequel Harvard Case Solution & Analysis

This sequel accompanies case amount 2044.0. In 2013, the Antitrust Dept. of DOJ shocked many in the airline business by filing a suit to block the merger of American Airlines and US Airways on the principles that the merger will hamper competition. The two airlines had declared their intent to unite in February, making way for the creation of the largest airline on the planet. The new airline would carry roughly 200 million passengers annually, employ more than 100,000 workers, and have total revenues of nearly $40 billion. The American Airlines-US Airways merger was only the latest, albeit the greatest, in a recent spate of airline mergers. During year 2000- 2010, the airline industry had been harassed by economic downturn, high fuel costs, record losses and bankruptcies. Starting in the mid-2000s, airline executives reacted with an aggressive plan of consolidation. Mega deals, like the merger of Delta and Northwest (in 2008), United and Continental (2010), and, Southwest and AirTran (2011), had radically reshaped the industry.

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PUBLICATION DATE: August 13, 2015 PRODUCT 2015 PRODUCT #: KS1141-HCB-ENG

 

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