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JetBlue buys Spirit for $3.8 billion

JetBlue is buying Spirit Airlines for $3.8 billion, creating the nation's fifth largest airline.

Associated Press

Jul 28, 2022, 10:55 AM

Updated 691 days ago

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JetBlue is buying Spirit Airlines for $3.8 billion, creating the nation's fifth largest airline.
The agreement Thursday comes a day after Spirit's attempt to merge with Frontier Airlines fell apart.
JetBlue will acquire Spirit for $33.50 per share in cash, including a prepayment of $2.50 per share in cash payable once Spirit stockholders approve the transaction. There's also a ticking fee of 10 cents per month starting in January 2023 through closing.
The combined airline will have a fleet of 458 aircraft. The airlines will continue to operate independently until after the transaction closes.


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