1-Dec-2009 9:01 AM

US Airways pilots ask Department of Justice to investigate US Airways/Delta transaction

US Airline Pilots Association (USAPA) announced (30-Nov-2009) it is seeking a full investigation on the impact of a proposed slot, gate and facility transaction between US Airways and Delta Air Lines at New York’s LaGuardia and Washington’s Reagan National airports. USAPA alleges that the transaction "may have serious antitrust concerns". [more]

USAPA: “We are extremely concerned about the market concentration that this transaction would create if it is allowed to be consummated. Those conditions raise the prospect of much higher fares and, if history repeats itself, a reduction in service to smaller communities. It also places a great burden on many of US Airways’ New York-based employees whose jobs will be eliminated and will cause financial harm to the New York City and tri-state economy." President, Mike Cleary: Source: Union statement 

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