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American Airlines management testify before US Senate on merger

20-Jun-2013 8:59 AM

American Airlines stated (19-Jun-2013) US Airways CEO Doug Parker and American Airlines SVP and general counsel Gary Kennedy testified before the US Senate Subcommittee on aviation, operations, safety and security over why the newly formed American Airlines Group would be a stronger, more competitive airline. Mr Parker said, “A broader airlines network is better for passengers because it gives them more choices, a wider variety of services, and more competition on more routes. The network is able to provide these choices and services because it aggregates demand that independently cannot support profitable service, but collectively can do so.” He continued, “Adding more origins and destinations to hubs has an exponential effect on the number of possible routings services by a network, the number of passengers that can be services, and the way that they can be served.” [more - original PR AA] [more - original PR US]