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Merger Could Have Negative Impacts, Moodys.Com Says

U.S. airports could be facing negative credit impacts if the recently announced plan to merge Delta Air Lines and Northwest Airlines goes through, according to Moodys.com.

Analysts say the new airline, which would be the largest domestic carrier in the country, could result in restructured routes and fewer available seats, which could mean enplanement declines at many airports. Route restructuring would have the greatest impact at secondary hub airports of the two airports, as well as airports with a strong presence for both carriers.

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