Lawsuit could save Augusta-to-Washington flight | The Augusta Chronicle

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Lawsuit could save Augusta-to-Washington flight | The Augusta Chronicle

A lawsuit filed Tuesday seeking to block the merger of American Airlines and US Airways could save the nonstop flight from Augusta to Washington, local officials say.

News outlets reported that the U.S. Justice Department lawsuit said the merger between the two airlines would reduce competition in the industry, raise fares and cut service.

Earlier this year, competing airlines wanted the merged airline to relinquish flight slots at Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C., a hub for US Airways and the destination of a daily flight departing Augusta Regional Airport.

Augusta business leaders lobbied to protect Augusta’s nonstop flight to the nation’s capital, and they say it is in less danger after Tuesday’s challenge to the merger.

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