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Articles tagged “mergers and acquisitions”

Announcements

Skift Business Traveler: Bad Weather, the New American Airlines and Etihad’s Secret Alliance

Skift Business Traveler: Bad Weather, the New American Airlines and Etihad’s Secret Alliance

Online Travel

StudentUniverse Buys Hostel Booking App WeHostels to Improve on Mobile

Mobile booking is the way of the future and mobile-only startups with clean designs and fast-moving teams will soon find homes at online booking behemoths that know they need to be on travelers' smartphones in order to survive moving forward.

StudentUniverse Buys Hostel Booking App WeHostels to Improve on Mobile

Airlines

The New American Airlines Gives Up Slots at Reagan and LaGuardia Airport

Airlines

U.S. Government Says AA-US Air Merger May Be Illegal on These 1,044 Routes

The lawsuit shows in graphic detail that the merger would cripple competition on more than 1,000 domestic routes, and that's a deep challenge to the airlines' contention that there is overlap on merely a dozen routes.

Airlines

US Airways CEO Doug Parker Hopes AA Merger Will Still Close in 2013

Today marks the beginning of what is expected to be extensive haggling between American, US Airways, and the DOJ. With enough concessions, the airlines still have a shot at completing their merger.

Airlines

History of the American-US Air Merger Story So Far, in 10 Links

The merger quickly gained approval from creditors, shareholders, and the EU before encountering this potential game changer. The filing could mean serious trouble for the airlines, especially since the U.S. government approved previous aviation tie-ups.

Airlines

The new American Airlines: Bankruptcy judge to consider merger in March hearing

Horton's package will result in some comment from the judge, but it's recognized it's a small amount to pay compared to the chunk of change he would have received if American would have exited bankruptcy independently.

Media and PR

Expedia’s stake in Trivago brings its travel brand portfolio up to a dozen

Expedia’s European investment could have been predicted as soon as Priceline scooped up Kayak, and the travel company will now continue to cluster more brands under its umbrella as it builds out its inventory and global reach.

Expedia’s stake in Trivago brings its travel brand portfolio up to a dozen

Airlines

Africa’s newest airline FastJet makes moves to buy South Africa’s 1Time

Africa is full of near-bankrupt and poorly managed state airlines, making acquisitions a quick and cost efficient way for upstarts like FastJet to build its fleet and expand routes early on.

Africa’s newest airline FastJet makes moves to buy South Africa’s 1Time

Online Travel

Priceline and Kayak: Comparing the numbers

Priceline is buying a much smaller, younger travel tech company in Kayak, but one that has earned a lot of fans for its innovation.