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JetBlue Airways: Pullback in $3.8bn Airline Merger Explained

JetBlue Airways recently hinted at the potential cancellation of its $3.8 billion merger with Spirit Airlines, citing difficulties in fulfilling specific conditions of the agreement.

JetBlue Airways considers terminating $3.8 billion merger deal with Spirit Airlines. PHOTO: JetBlue Airways
JetBlue Airways considers terminating $3.8 billion merger deal with Spirit Airlines. PHOTO: JetBlue Airways

This uncertainty has affected the stock values of both airlines, with Spirit’s shares decreasing by 9.5% and JetBlue’s rising by 3.5%. The turbulence in stock prices was partly influenced by a legal decision to block the merger.

While JetBlue is evaluating its options under the agreement, Spirit disagrees with the notion

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