Oberstar wants "rigorous scrutiny" of Southwest-AirTran deal

10/11/2010 | Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The

The chairman of the House Transportation Committee is urging "the most rigorous scrutiny" for Southwest Airlines' proposed acquisition of fellow discount carrier AirTran Airways. In a letter to the Justice Department, Rep. James Oberstar, D-Minn., warns that "the U.S. airline industry will be continuing down the path of consolidation, which, I strongly believe, will lead to less service, higher prices, and fewer choices for consumers." Southwest has argued that its new Atlanta service -- planned as part of the takeover -- will save consumers some $200 million annually.

View Full Article in:

Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Transportation

Job Title Company Location
Director System Operations Duty
JetBlue Airways
New York, NY
Account Manager - Airline/Field Sales
United Airlines
Brussels
Engineer - Project Engineering - Propulsion
United Airlines
Chicago, IL
Stations Regional Manager
Allegiant Air
Las Vegas, NV
Technical Specialist - Maintenance Programs
CAVOK
Keller, TX