Three states fighting back against DoJ's attempt to block AMR US Airways merger

|By:, SA News Editor

Officials in Florida, Texas and North Carolina - which are home to large hubs for American (AAMRQ.PK) and US Airways (LCC) - are pushing back against the U.S. government's attempt to block the proposed merger of the two airlines, requesting that they drop the suit because the combined company would significantly benefit their local economies.

Last week, the U.S. Justice Department filed a lawsuit challenging the merger, saying it would reduce competition among air carriers and ultimately lead to higher fares for passengers.

For its part, AMR and U.S. Airways have filed a motion to set trial for November 12, 2013.

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