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American/US Airways Settlement Could Lead To More Airlines

Posted on August 28, 2013

A Dartmouth professor says the path to a settlement in the American/US Airways merger US could include increased access to congested airports not just for existing carriers but also for carriers that have not yet been created.

Peter Golder, a professor at Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business, says he expects a settlement  after the Justice Department on August 13 filed a lawsuit intended to block the planned merger on the grounds that it is anti-competitive and harms consumers. “I think there will be a deal and my hope is that it really is the start of accommodating more entry into the industry,” Golder said.

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