American Airlines statement on the Northeast Alliance

JetBlue has advised us that it will not join the appeal of the District Court ruling in the Northeast Alliance case.

We, of course, respect JetBlue’s decision to focus on its other antitrust and regulatory challenges.

At the same time, JetBlue’s decision and reasoning confirm our belief that the NEA has been highly pro-competitive and that an erroneous judicial decision disregarding the NEA’s consumer benefits has led to an anticompetitive outcome.

American will therefore move forward with an appeal. JetBlue has been a great partner, and we will continue to work with them to ensure our mutual customers can travel seamlessly without disruption to their travel plans.