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U.S. Consumers Sue to Stop Merger Between Alaska Air and Hawaiian Airlines

Alaska Air has been hit with a U.S. consumer lawsuit alleging that the carrier’s proposed $1.9 billion acquisition of rival Hawaiian Airlines will lead to higher prices, job layoffs and fewer flights.

The lawsuit was filed on Monday in federal court in Hawaii by eight airline passengers from Hawaii, California and other states. Some of the plaintiffs are former travel agents.

The passengers said the Alaska Air deal, announced last year, will unlawfully harm air travel competition in violation of U.S. antitrust law.

Read the source article at CNBC

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