AIRLINES: Flocking Together

Flocking Together

Hard times in the airline industry have left a few strong carriers with most of the traffic and a handful of debt-ridden ones struggling to stay aloft. Last week two of the weaker airlines decided that a merger may help them survive. TWA chairman Carl Icahn, who began pursuing a merger with Pan Am two months ago, finally persuaded the rival carrier to agree tentatively to a deal. Under the terms, TWA would acquire Pan Am for $375 million, or $2.50 per share in cash and securities. The merger, however, depends upon Icahn's ability to provide a bridge loan to help...

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