| FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2001
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JUSTICE DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES IT WON'T CHALLENGE
WASHINGTON, D.C. The Department's Antitrust Division today announced that it would not challenge the proposed acquisition by American Airlines of Trans World Airlines. The Division's decision came after a comprehensive investigation that included consideration of TWA's bankrupt condition.