I wouldn't say that this deal is done. I've read in the Chicago Tribune that the Justice Dept. was waiting to see who won the bidding If WN
won, then Justice woud investigate to see if the deal was anti-competitve.
Now, there is no way that anyone can say that WN
is going to drive up fares at MDW
. It used to be the sole carrier at DAL
, but the fares there have always been lower than at DFW
But, if WN
has a position of dominance, particularly if it codeshares with TZ
, that might discourage other carriers from entering MDW
I would put a small amount on Justice approving the deal, but the Antitrust Division can be very surprising in the decisions they reach.