Audio – DOJ’s Barnett asked about possible multiple airline mergers

February 7, 2008

tombarnett.jpgWhat if several U.S. airlines announced merger plans in short order, giving just three airlines control over travel by hundreds of millions of American passengers?  Thomas Barnett, the Justice Department’s antitrust chief, told the Reuters Regulation Summit that regulators would not pre-judge such a possibility and would talk to airline customers before deciding whether to approve such a series of mergers.

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