AirTran Holdings extended its tender offer to Midwest Air Group shareholders to June 8 following Wednesday's expiration, the third time it has pushed back the deadline on a bid that repeatedly has been rejected by the Milwaukee-based carrier since it first was made public last December. Meanwhile, Midwest strengthened its position by entering into a codeshare agreement with longtime rival Northwest Airlines. AirTran yesterday said Midwest shareholders have agreed to tender more than 13.9 ...

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