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JetBlue acquisition of Spirit is heading for take-off

by carlislewillard

JetBlue is buying Miramar-based Spirit Airlines and the fate of the budget airline’s South Florida operations is anyone’s guess.

First, the acquisition that will create the fifth-largest U.S. airline with 34,000 employees must undergo federal regulators’ scrutiny. That’s not expected to be completed until the first half of 2024, according to the Sun Sentinel.

A joint release from the two companies suggests the Spirit brand will melt away in the merger, saying plans are that all aircraft will come with the “JetBlue experience.”

A JetBlue spokeswoman said that plans are for “deepening” the New York-based carrier’s commitment to Florida.

– Anne Geggis, Florida Politics

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