Alaska Air says merger with Virgin America still on track

Alaska Air Group Inc agreed this week to give the US Justice Department additional time to review its merger with Virgin America Inc, but the deal is still on track to close in the early part of the fourth quarter, an Alaska spokeswoman said Friday.
Alaska Airlines reached an understanding with the US regulator earlier this year not to close the merger prior to Sept. 30, which has not changed, the airline's spokeswoman Bobbie Egan said in a statement.
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