US Airways defends American Airlines merger

Claims the partnership will save consumers millions annually

In a filing which defended their proposed merger against a US antitrust lawsuit, American Airlines and US Airways Group claimed yesterday evening that their partnership would benefit consumers to the tune of $500 million a year. They also announced plans to extend the termination date of the merger if they could not secure regulatory approval by December 17th.

In Feb. 2013, the two groups announced plans to merge, after their research concluded that joining forces could net them over a billion dollars annually in revenue and shared operational costs. The proposed merger would also make them the largest airline in the world, which raised concerns about the monopolization of certain flight routes and a reduction of competition across the industry.

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