JetBlue Agrees To Buy Spirit In $3.8-Billion Deal
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JetBlue Airways has deal to buy Spirit Airlines for three-point-eight billion dollars. The agreement announced today comes hours after Spirit scrapped plans to merge with Frontier Airlines. JetBlue’s acquisition of the discount carrier would create the country’s fifth-largest airline, if regulators approve the deal. It would leave Frontier as the biggest discount airline in the U.S.