“The result is a settlement agreement that serves the
best interests of the State of Texas, continues daily
air service to 22 airports across the state, and
preserves thousands of jobs across the state.”
this agreement between American Airlines, U.S. Airways
and the state of Texas there is nothing that addresses
the concerns raised by Abbott’s August 2013 lawsuit that
included violations of “antitrust laws”, “shrinking
competition”, “increases in bag fees, ticket change fees
and increased fares”, etc.
American Airlines and U.S. Airways agree to;
Continued Service to Texas Airports
Hub Status for DFW: The Merged Company will maintain
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport as a "large hub
Tom Horton, chairman, president and CEO of AMR (parent
company to American Airlines) said, "I'm pleased we were
able to find common ground and gain the carefully
considered support of the Attorney General in our home
“This is an important step forward for American
Airlines, for Texas, and for our customers and people of
both American and US Airways. Texas has long played a
lead role in our company's history, and this agreement
is assurance of our commitment to maintain and enhance
the outstanding levels of service and connectivity that
the new American will provide to the citizens of Texas.
“This merger will enhance job security and career
opportunities for our combined Texas based employee base
of nearly 25,000. The combined airline will fly more
people and more goods to more places while providing
more competition to benefit customers in the U.S. and
abroad. We thank Attorney General Abbott for his
partnership in finding a solution and also thank the
people of American and US Airways for their continued
support of the merger."
In August the State of Texas, (Texas Lawsuit) along
with Arizona, Florida, Pennsylvania, Tennessee,
Virginia, the District of Columbia and the U.S.
Department of Justice, filed a complaint in federal
court challenging the proposed merger between
American Airlines and U.S. Airways.