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Comair Wanted To Buy Spirit?  
User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 6331 posts, RR: 17
Posted (6 years 2 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2987 times:

I was reading through Comair's 1996 annual report, and it stated that they and Sprit had agreed upon Comair aquiring Spirit and operating it as a 2nd entity. Skimming throught the 1997, I couldn't find why the deal fell through. Anybody know?


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User currently offlineNWALAS From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 94 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 2 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2678 times:

Yes, apparently it was a done deal until Ned (HOLMFELD), Spirit's owner at the time found out that as soon as the deal was finalized that the SPIRIT name would disappear. So I think he squashed the deal. Turns out he was pretty smart! Way to go NED !!!!

NWALAS



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User currently offlineMiller22 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 716 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (6 years 2 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2608 times:

Comair was also in discussions to purchase several different airlines, including Midwest Express and TWA. Of course none of that ever happened, Delta forced Comair into a sale, and the great Comair of the 80's and 90's was gutted and is in the process of being dismantled.

User currently offlineWA707atMSP From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 2205 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (6 years 2 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2477 times:

At the time the ComAir / Spirit deal was announced, there were rumours that ComAir was only buying Spirit to keep ValuJet from ever being able to buy Spirit's DC-9s. After ValuJet was grounded in the summer of 1996, DL stopped worrying about keeping DC-9s out of a competitor's hands, and this lessened Comair / Delta's desire to buy Spirit.


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User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 6331 posts, RR: 17
Reply 4, posted (6 years 2 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2329 times:

Reply #1 infers NK ended it.

Reply #3 infers Comair ended it.

Who's right?  crazy 



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