Burgess Applauds American Airlines Merger as "One Step Closer"

Press Release

Date: Nov. 27, 2013
Location: Lewisville, TX

U.S. Rep. Michael C. Burgess (R-Lewisville) praised the ruling of a federal bankruptcy judge bringing the merger between American Airlines and US Airways closer to completion.

Today, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York Judge Sean Lane ruled that American Airlines' settlement with the Department of Justice does not disrupt American's bankruptcy reorganization plan.

"Today, Judge Lane made a sensible ruling that paves the way and brings American Airlines and US Airways one step closer to completing their merger. Not only was this decision the right one for the two airlines and frequent flyers, but also businesses everywhere that want to make their own decisions about what is best for them without needless government interference."

With this ruling today, a final legal hurdle is cleared and the two airlines are scheduled to complete their merger on December 9th.