Apparently there is such a thing as ‘too big’! (U.S Airways-American Airlines merger)

United States Capitol Building

United States Capitol Building (Photo credit: Jack’s LOST FILM)

The shareholders said yes. So did the European Comission.

But now the U.S Department of Justice and six U.S States want to stop the US Airways and American Airlines merger from happening, citing lack of competition on a number of routes if American and US would become one as a cause.

My initial reaction is that i’m surprised by this manouver from the DOJ. I mean even the Europeans gave this deal a green light and a thumbs up. But it does make sense however as the general public are the ones who in the end will end up paying for poor competition if US-American would get certain high yield routes to themselves.

The Dallas Morning News has more on this here.