AA being pushed for merger

Creditors and disgruntled labour unions want a merger with US Airways


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AMR Corp, parent of American Airlines, is exploring merger options while it is still in Chapter 11 bankruptcy since November, a Reuters report stated. Though AMR wants AA to be a stand-alone carrier, it is being pushed by members of its creditors committee who think that AMR would do well if it merged with US Airways Group.

The report states that US Airways has been meeting AMR creditors along with “disgruntled labour unions that say an AMR/US Airways tie-up would create a stronger carrier and save more jobs than AMR’s stand-alone plan”.