JetBlue announces offer to buy Spirit Airlines

Offer follows Spirit ending negotiations to merge with Frontier air

Updated: July 28, 2022 - 7:50am

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JetBlue Airways announced Thursday a plan to buy Spirit Airlines – a deal that if completed would create the United States' fifth-largest airline.

The announcement comes a day after Spirit ended a deal to merge with Frontier airlines, according to CNN.

JetBlue had been pursuing a hostile bid for Spirit while the airline tried to get shareholders' approval for a lower-priced deal with Frontier, the news outlet also reports.

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