DOJ Challenges Airline Merger, Tennessee Joins Suit

The U.S. Justice Department and attorneys general from Tennessee and five other states have sued to stop the proposed merger between US Airways and Americans Airlines, WRCB-TV reports. The suit, filed in federal court today, alleges that the merger would result in "higher airfares, higher fees and fewer choices." Washington, D.C., also joined the suit, the Nashville Business Journal reports. In announcing the move, Attorney General Robert Cooper said, "Studies show that Tennessee's four major airports … will experience fewer flights to certain destinations and travelers will pay more for remaining flights” if the merger is completed. Read more in this release from the AG's office.