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High-stakes merger for low-cost airlines

Kellogg Professor Aaron Gellman says Southwest’s buyout of AirTran could spell trouble for Delta

By Brendan Cosgrove

9/28/2010 - Southwest Airlines has announced that it is acquiring low-cost competitor Air Tran Airways in a $1.4 billion deal the companies hope to complete next year.

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In this audio commentary, Aaron Gellman, professor of management and strategy at the Kellogg School, discusses the impact of the acquisition on the airline industry and the flying public.