American Airlines, US Airways and the Justice Department have laid out the documents and exhibits for the upcoming antitrust trial on the proposed merger between the two carriers. The trial is scheduled to begin on Nov. 25, and closing arguments are scheduled for Jan. 6.
The European Commission has delayed a decision on clearing the proposed merger between US Airways and American Airlines after the carriers offered concessions. The European regulators will now rule on the application on Aug. 6 after examining the concessions.
American Airlines and US Airways are in the planning stages for their upcoming merger, with 29 planning teams focused on the task at hand. "We're planning, but not executing. The planning phase is focused on gap analysis. Let's get everyone together, these 29 teams, and talk about how we do things differently," said US Airways executive vice president and COO Robert Isom.
The leaders of the pilots unions for US Airways and American Airlines have sent a letter to members about negotiations for the merger of the carriers, expressing their commitment for a "win-win conclusion" to the merger process. "Our union leaders are committed to this merger but we cannot do this alone. ... Together, we can take our NEW airline and our profession to new heights," they wrote.