$11B American-US Airways Deal Faces Few Antitrust Obstacles

Law360, New York (February 14, 2013, 11:01 AM EST) -- American Airlines Inc. and US Airways Group Inc. announced their merger Thursday, detailing a widely anticipated $11 billion deal that experts say is likely to satisfy antitrust regulators despite creating the world's largest carrier.

The all-stock deal provides a clear path out of bankruptcy for American and builds the company to compete with rivals like United Continental Holdings Inc. and Delta Air Lines Inc., which have bulked up through mergers of their own.

Thirteen law firms were involved in the transaction, as well as American's bankruptcy...
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