November 12, 2013

Statement From Mayor Emanuel On Merger Of American Airlines And U.S. Airways

Mayor's Press Office    312.744.3334

“I applaud the Department of Justice, American Airlines, and US Airways for settling this case and allowing the merger of the two airlines to go forward. With this case settled, Chicago's place as the premier aviation market in the country is solidified and our city remains the preferred international gateway to points in Asia, Europe and Latin America as well as the only city in America where three of the top four domestic airlines will have major hub operations. Finally, this agreement assures that the jobs of all the employees of the two airlines in Chicago will be maintained.”