JetBlue and Spirit Airlines have vowed to push ahead with their proposed merger despite the US government’s attempt to block the move, which would create the country’s fifth-biggest carrier. “We believe the DOJ [Department of Justice] has got it wrong on the law here and misses the point that this merger will create a national low-fare, high-quality competitor to the big four [Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, Southwest Airlines, American Airlines] carriers,” said Robin Hayes, JetBlue’s chief executive,. “JetBlue and Spirit will continue to advance our plan to create a compelling national challenger to the big four airlines, which control

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