AirTran shareholders have approved a merger with Southwest Airlines
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Shareholder approval moves the airlines closer to completing a merger


AirTran Airways shareholders have approved a cash-and-stock-buyout offer from Southwest Airlines, according to a statement released today by AirTran.


The vote puts the airlines one step closer to completing a merger that was initially agreed upon in September.


The merger will give Southwest access to Atlanta’s Hartsfield Jackson International Airport for the first time and control of AirTran’s 138-jet fleet.  


Source: Bloomberg

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