Virgin America/Alaska Airlines Merger

Virgin America/Alaska Airlines Merger

David Reitman, Isabel Tecu
Antitrust & Competition

We advised counsel to Virgin America throughout the DOJ review of its acquisition by Alaska Airlines. The DOJ approved the merger requiring some restrictions on the ongoing code share relationship between Alaska Airlines and American Airlines. Code sharing allows partner airlines to sell seats on each other’s flights. David Reitman led the team which included Isabel Tecu and Omeed Alerasool. That team also supported Professor Carl Shapiro as the expert in a follow-on class action lawsuit that settled.