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Spirit Airlines Takeover

Follow our airline news for complete coverage and analysis of the competing efforts by Frontier Airlines and JetBlue Airways to buy Spirit Airlines.

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How Frontier Notches a Win-Win No Matter the Fate of JetBlue’s Spirit Bid

JetBlue’s surprise bid for Spirit could derail Frontier’s deal with the discounter. Losing a tie-up with Spirt may sound like bad news for Frontier, but here's why it will still be a win.

How Frontier Notches a Win-Win No Matter the Fate of JetBlue’s Spirit Bid

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Spirit Willing to Talk With JetBlue About Its $3.6 Billion Bid

Well, this means JetBlue's bid isn't going hostile — at least for now. Spirit wants the best deal it can get so sitting down with the JetBlue brass clearly means it is looking to put a premium on top of the premium offer.

Spirit Willing to Talk With JetBlue About Its $3.6 Billion Bid

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Daily Podcast: JetBlue’s Shock Bid for Spirit Airlines

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

Daily Podcast: JetBlue’s Shock Bid for Spirit Airlines

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JetBlue Makes $3.6 Billion Counterbid for Spirit Airlines

Does JetBlue's surprise bid for Spirit make sense for the carrier's network? At first glance, Wall Street didn't think so.

JetBlue Makes $3.6 Billion Counterbid for Spirit Airlines

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Frontier-Spirit Merger Draws Opposition From Advocacy Groups

The merger between Spirit and Frontier would always face hurdles, and considering the Department of Justice is vehemently pro-competition, it faces an increasingly bumpy road to becoming a reality.

Frontier-Spirit Merger Draws Opposition From Advocacy Groups

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Frontier-Spirit to Join Forces and More Top Travel Stories This Week

In Skift's top stories this week, Spirit Airlines and Frontier Airlines unveil plans to merge in a massive deal, Philippines Airlines makes a tumultuous leadership change, and European officials implement new metrics for measuring tourism success.

Frontier-Spirit to Join Forces and More Top Travel Stories This Week

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Daily Podcast: A Multi-Billion Dollar Low-Cost Merger

Good morning from Skift. It's Tuesday, February 8, in New York City. Here's what you need to know about the business of travel today.

Daily Podcast: A Multi-Billion Dollar Low-Cost Merger

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Allegiant Air to Get New CEO During Challenging Period

When Allegiant President John Redmond adds the CEO title in June, he'll have to deal with some of the same issues, such as the pandemic, that he's trying to handle now. Add one more thing to the list: Frontier could become a more formidable flight competitor if it gets the OK to merge with Spirit.

Allegiant Air to Get New CEO During Challenging Period

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Frontier Airlines to Buy Spirit in $6.6 Billion Cash-Stock Deal

The rumors have come true with Spirit Airlines and Frontier Airlines unveiling plans to merge Monday. The deal would create a U.S. budget juggernaut and the country's fifth largest airline but likely faces a tough approvals process from the pro-competition Biden administration.

Frontier Airlines to Buy Spirit in $6.6 Billion Cash-Stock Deal