JetBlue said its proposed merger with Spirit Airlines (SAVE) will have a “pro-competitive impact” on the airline industry as it awaits a US Department of Justice (DOJ) decision on whether it will challenge the deal. “JetBlue is over 3x more effective than Spirit at bringing down competitor fares. JetBlue’s unique combination of low fares and great service is a competitive force that keeps the legacy carriers on their toes and results in lower fares”, the carrier said in a March 6 statement. “With the scale unlocked by combining with Spirit, JetBlue will be able to bring down legacy carrier fares

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