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July 22, 2024
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Now that the merger deal with JetBlue has been dropped, the focus is on what happens with Spirit Airlines.  JetBlue’s need to grow out of its second tier among US airlines is well understood.  How that plays out in the future is a separate story.

Spirit Airlines is the weaker of the two in the proposed merger.  Spirit is vulnerable, and the DoJ does not appear to like airline mergers anymore. We reviewed Spirit’s recent financial reporting here.

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Addison Schonland
Co-Founder AirInsight. My previous life includes stints at Shell South Africa, CIC Research, and PA Consulting. Got bitten by the aviation bug and ended up an Avgeek. Then the data bug got me, making me a curious Avgeek seeking data-driven logic. Also, I appreciate conversations with smart people from whom I learn so much. Summary: I am very fortunate to work with and converse with great people.