US Airways ( LCC) has a simple strategy to deal with divestitures the Justice Department will likely propose in reviewing its planned hostile takeover of Delta ( DALRQ): Just say yes.

US Airways has already said it would be willing to divest one of the two Northeast shuttles, as well as gates at Charlotte/Douglas International Airport, potentially removing the roadblock posed by the effort to operate the nation's two primary Southeast hubs in Charlotte and Atlanta.

"We did not plan a $10 billion-plus offer only to have it fail to succeed on antitrust grounds," said US Airways President Scott Kirby in an interview in which he indicated that US Airways would be receptive to whatever the department proposed. "We would be prepared to deal quickly with the DOJ issues," he said.

There is no certainty US Airways' strategy will succeed. Even the airline's potential ability to move quickly through a regulatory review may not overcome the unwillingness of some creditors to support its bid. In particular, Delta's pilots union -- a major creditor with about $2.1 billion in unsecured debt, roughly one eighth of the total -- has mounted a fierce campaign in opposition.

Any delay is a setback with the market trading at an all-time high, airline shares soaring and Delta offering creditors stock that it values at $9.4 billion to $12 billion. US Airways has offered $10.2 billion in cash and stock. But Kirby said a deal can be implemented in four to six months, only a slight variation from Delta's assertion that it can emerge from bankruptcy in the first half of the year.

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