Southwest Airlines' $1.4 billion acquisition of AirTran Airways will, if consummated, give it access to Atlanta for the first time, but the deal does not significantly threaten Delta Air Lines' mega-hub, J.P. Morgan analyst Jamie Baker stated in a report released this week (ATW Daily News, Sept. 28). While acknowledging that SWA may choose to add service "between some portion of its 37 unique cities [not already served by AirTran] and ATL," Baker said that DL generates ...

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