US Airways and American Airlines merge after antitrust suit

Newscast Media WASHINGTON—American Airlines and US Airways have merged,
creating the world’s largest carrier and overcoming concerns the deal would hurt
consumers. An antitrust lawsuit had stalled the merger in August.

AMR Corporation – the former parent of American Airlines – and US Airways Group
announced in a statement on Monday they had completed the deal after AMR
emerged from bankruptcy protection. The goliath new American Airlines Group will
provide nearly 6,700 daily flights to more than 300 destinations in 50 countries.