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Southwest reportedly eyes Delta-US Air assets

22 November 2006

Low-cost carrier Southwest Airlines has told Delta Air Lines and US Airways Group it would buy any assets they sell if they merged, according to a report Monday.US Airways made an unwanted $8 billion bid for Delta last week. Delta, which has operated under bankruptcy protection since September 2005, said it aims to emerge from Chapter 11 as a standalone airline.

Southwest wants to buy any aircraft and airport gates put up for sale, especially on the East Coast, and it has told Delta and US Airways of its interest.
source: CNN

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