Fattah Applauds DOJ Decision on American Airlines and US Airways Merger

Nov 12, 2013, 14:20 ET from Office of Congressman Chaka Fattah

WASHINGTON, Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02), released the following statement on the announcement that the Department of Justice has reached a settlement to end its lawsuit blocking the proposed merger of American Airlines and US Airways:

"I applaud this morning's decision by the Department of Justice (DOJ) to allow the completion of the merger between American Airlines and US Airways. The announced settlement will retain a hub in Philadelphia—important for keeping and creating jobs in our city. When the merger is completed we will see a stronger airline that will improve travel options for Philadelphians, while increasing our region's global competitiveness through expanded international routes. After months of prolonged negotiations, this settlement is good news for Philadelphia, and a good deal for our national economy."

SOURCE Office of Congressman Chaka Fattah