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February 26, 2013

U.S. House judiciary subcommittee looks at how American-US Airways merger will affect consumers

In Washington, a House Judiciary Committee hearing was held where executives from both carriers and industry experts addressed how the proposed merger affects competition in the airline industry.

"I know that many members of Congress are skeptical of promises made in these situations and also concerned about industry concentration," American's general counsel, Gary Kennedy, said in remarks prepared for the hearing and released on Monday. "As to the former, we do not intend to make commitments that we cannot keep. And as to the latter, it is clear that this merger does not create a high degree of concentration."

The hearing is being shown on live video feed by the committee. Click here for the link.

And here are links to the testimony and statements made at the hearing.

Chairman Bob Goodlatte

Stephen Johnson, executive vice president of corporate and government affairs of US Airways

Gary Kennedy, senior vice president and general counsel for American Airlines

Kevin Mitchell, chairman of the Business Travel Coalition

Christopher Sagers, professor at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

Clifford Winston, senior fellow of economic studies at the Brookings Institution

-Andrea Ahles


Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/2013/02/25/4643538/american-us-airways-name-members.html#storylink=cpy

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