Spirit Airlines Takeover

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Hotels

Daily Podcast: Hotel CEOs Are Optimistic

Good morning from Skift. It's Tuesday, June 7, in New York City. Here's what you need to know about the business of travel today.

Daily Podcast: Hotel CEOs Are Optimistic

Airline Weekly

JetBlue Ups Hostile Offer for Spirit Airlines to $3.4 Billion

JetBlue is raising the ante in its bid for Spirit Airlines in advance of the June 10 shareholders vote on the rival offer from Frontier Airlines. Spirit's board continues to recommend that shareholders vote for the Frontier offer.

JetBlue Ups Hostile Offer for Spirit Airlines to $3.4 Billion

Airlines

Frontier Sweetens Spirit Deal With $250 Million Break-Up Fee

Keen to secure its $2.9 billion acquisition of Spirit Airlines, Frontier Airlines is determined to not let anything come in its way of creating the fifth-largest U.S. airline. JetBlue, for its part, is waiting in the wings. Over to the regulators.

Frontier Sweetens Spirit Deal With $250 Million Break-Up Fee

Airline Weekly

Spirit Airlines Board Blasts JetBlue’s Bid as ‘Cynical’

This could get ugly. Spirit's board is coming out swinging against JetBlue's unsolicited merger offer and is urging shareholders to vote against it. Meanwhile, JetBlue claims Spirit's board is marred by conflicts of interest and is not looking out for shareholders by pushing the deal with Frontier.

Spirit Airlines Board Blasts JetBlue’s Bid as ‘Cynical’

Airlines

Daily Podcast: Spirit’s JetBlue Fears

Good morning from Skift. It's Friday, May 6, in New York City. Here's what you need to know about the business of travel today.

Daily Podcast: Spirit’s JetBlue Fears

Airlines

Spirit Airlines: JetBlue’s Higher Takeover Bid Is Just Too Risky for Shareholders

Spirit Airlines thinks any potential merger with JetBlue would fall afoul of regulators. The risk just isn't worth it to Spirit, which underscored its commitment to Frontier's initial bid.

Spirit Airlines: JetBlue’s Higher Takeover Bid Is Just Too Risky for Shareholders

Airlines

Daily Podcast: Spirit Rejects JetBlue

Good morning from Skift. It's Tuesday, May 3, in New York City. Here's what you need to know about the business of travel today.

Daily Podcast: Spirit Rejects JetBlue

Airlines

Spirit Airlines Rejects Improved JetBlue Bid in Favor of Frontier Merger

Spirit has spoken. Frontier is its preferred partner, even after a sweeter deal from JetBlue.

Spirit Airlines Rejects Improved JetBlue Bid in Favor of Frontier Merger

Airlines

Frontier Airlines Tips Balance to Non-Ticket Revenues

Frontier executives didn't say much about the state-of-play in a bid for Spirit Airlines during an earnings call this week. It was more about the here-and-now business, which for Frontier was about ancillary revenues.

Frontier Airlines Tips Balance to Non-Ticket Revenues

Airlines

Daily Podcast: Frontier’s Win-Win Situation

Good morning from Skift. It's Tuesday, April 12, in New York City. Here's what you need to know about the business of travel today.

Daily Podcast: Frontier’s Win-Win Situation