AMR-US Airways Merger Troubling, Advocacy Groups Say

Law360, New York (August 8, 2012, 4:52 PM EDT) -- A merger of bankrupt American Airlines Inc. parent AMR Corp. and US Airways Inc. could eliminate competition on key flight routes and raise prices for consumers, two interest groups said in a Wednesday report that called the potential tie-up “troubling."

The American Antitrust Institute and the Business Travel Coalition spoke out against the deal in a white paper sent to the U.S. Department of Justice, which may probe the possible anti-competitive effects of combining American Airlines and US Airways, the fourth and fifth largest airlines in...
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