Alaska Air Group has reached an agreement with the US Department of Justice (DOJ) on the timing of the antitrust review of its proposed acquisition of Virgin America and expects the merger to close in the 2016 fourth quarter, according to Alaska CEO Brad Tilden. Speaking to analysts and reporters to discuss Seattle-based Alaska’s second-quarter earnings, Tilden expressed confidence that the $4 billion deal to merge Alaska Airlines and San Francisco-based Virgin America will be ...

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