Airports Want Chance To Support American, US Airways Merger

Monday, October 28th 2013, 11:50 am
By: News On 6

The airports dominated by Fort Worth-based American Airlines and US Airways say they'll be hurt if the carriers can't merge.

The airports want to file a friend-of-the-court statement supporting the merger, which is the subject of a trial scheduled to start Nov. 25 in U.S. district court in Washington.

The request was filed Monday by Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Charlotte-Douglas International Airport in North Carolina, Phoenix Sky Harbor International and Philadelphia, which operates of Philadelphia International Airport.

American Airlines: Turbulent Times

The U.S. Justice Department sued in August to block the merger, saying that the deal would limit competition and drive up consumer prices.