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Spirit takeover blocked

JETBLUE’S $3.8bn bid to buy rival Spirit Airlines has been blocked by William Young, a US district judge in Boston, on anti-competitive grounds.

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Why Spirit Airlines is retiring its Airbus A319s

Spirit Airlines has said it will concentrate its efforts on the Airbus A320 and A321 at the expense of the lower-capacity A319.

In-depth look: Understanding the Spirit Airlines merger

Being billed as one of the last of the US mega-mergers, JetBlue and Spirit are to combine in a multi-billion dollar agreement. Chris Sloan reviews the deal.

CONFIRMED: JetBlue wins battle to buy Spirit with $3.8bn deal

JetBlue Airways has reached a deal to acquire Spirit Airlines, hours after an alternative bid by Frontier Airlines was scrapped.

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JetBlue submits “superior” bid to buy Spirit Airlines

New York-based carrier JetBlue Airways has announced its intention to acquire low-cost competitor Spirit Airlines in a deal worth $3.6bn.

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Why Florida's Miami International Airport is thriving

Chris Sloan, our man in America, examines the factors behind explosive growth at the South Florida gateway.

BREAKING: Frontier and Spirit Airlines to merge

​​​​​​​In one of the biggest shake-ups of the US aviation industry in more than a decade, Spirit Airlines and Frontier Group Holdings have announced a “definitive merger agreement”. If completed as planned, it will create America’s largest ultra-low fare airline

Spirit Airlines expands its route network to Louisville

The new services are planned to start in May, with the introduction of the airport’s first nonstop flight to Los Angeles

Spirited Deal for Airbus

SPIRIT AIRLINES and Airbus have agreed to an MoU to acquire up to 100 A320neo Family examples.

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Spirit in the sky

In recent years Spirit Airlines has established itself as one of the most successful ultra low-cost carriers in the Americas. Amid a changing consumer landscape, Ralph Olson examines the company’s efforts to refine its winning business model even further.