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February 14, 2013

Fort Worth mayor thrilled to have the new American staying put in Fort Worth

AaaaFort Worth Mayor Betsy Price is thrilled to hear the new American Airlines is retaining its Fort Worth headquarters.

Speaking to reporters Thursday, she spoke of the combined US Airways-American Airlines route network.

“This is a great opportunity for American Airlines and Fort Worth,” she said.

Perhaps most importantly, the new AA will keep its Amon Carter Boulevard headquarters near D/FW Airport.

“They’re staying here in Fort Worth,” she said. “We’re thrilled about that.”

MayorrFort Worth feared it might lose American’s headquarters, including the “spinoff jobs,” Price said.

“The commitment they’ll stay with us is critically important to Fort Worth,” she said.

Assuming AA brings more employees to Amon Carter, “the impact should be substantial here,” she said.

Asked whether the merger could change anything aobut American’s decision last year to close its maintenance base at Alliance Airport, Price said “we’ve not heard anything about that.”

She added, “there are some additional negotiations going on...but nothing we can talk about at this time.”

AA is outsourcing more of its maintenance, and third-party operators are reportedly considering launching operations in the American facility at Alliance.

- Scott Nishimura, Star-Telegram Fort Worth City Hall reporter

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whitey

oh boy more kickbacks! surely hope doug will give me some kick back money. well dream on you texas hick.

ACitizen

Ah, Betsy; still seeking relevancy.

The last thrill she had was in the Girl Scouts when that snake crawled up her leg.

whitey

was it a Mexican snake? oh wait. does texas have Mexicans?

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