Alaska Air Group and Virgin America have agreed to give the US Department of Justice (DOJ) additional time to review their proposed merger. Seattle-based Alaska reached an agreement in April with San Francisco-based Virgin America to acquire it for $2.6 billion in cash and the assumption of $1.4 billion in debt. Alaska executives previously said they had reached an agreement with DOJ on the timing of the department’s antitrust review of the proposed merger, and expected the deal to ...

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