Calling itself "a pro-consumer maverick," US Airways moved quickly Friday to head off an antitrust challenge to its proposed $8 billion takeover of Delta Air Lines, asserting in a government filing that the "New Delta" will offer "consumer-friendly fares" and will not stifle competition in a market in which LCCs play a significant role. Delta CEO Gerald Grinstein, meanwhile, reportedly held multiple conference calls with the bankrupt carrier's creditors to argue against the takeover and for ...

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