JetBlue Airways CEO Robin Hayes has given a spirited defense of the role smaller carriers play in the international airline market, while condemning what he called anticompetitive behavior by the three large US legacy carriers. During a Sept. 18 speech at the Aero Club of Washington, he noted that Dallas/Fort Worth-based American Airlines, Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines, Chicago-based United Airlines and Dallas-based Southwest Airlines control 80% of the US domestic market. “This is a ...

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