American Airlines May Consider Potential Mergers | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

** Airborne 09.22.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 09.22.14 **
** Airborne 09.19.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 09.19.14 **
** Airborne 09.17.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 09.17.14 **

Tue, May 15, 2012

American Airlines May Consider Potential Mergers

AMR Corp. To Develop Possible Consolidation Scenarios

American Airlines reports that has agreed with creditors to consider potential merger situations while it reorganizes under bankruptcy protection. Parent company AMR Corp. said the company had agreed to develop consolidation scenarios but that did not indicate it would pursue a deal with any particular party. This development may suggest that events could be unfolding quicker than the airline expected since US Airways increased its merger rhetoric.

The Associated Press reports that AMR’s CEO Thomas Horton has maintained that he wanted American Airlines to emerge from bankruptcy protection as an independent company. However, US Airways has lobbied AMR's creditors and lined up support from American's three unions for a takeover.

A message of “no confidence” was delivered on Friday by hundreds of pilots and other employees to AMR headquarters in Fort Worth and New York. The unions believe a combined company would cut fewer jobs and stand a better chance at competing with industry leaders United and Delta.

US Airways praised AMR's decision, saying a combination would benefit both companies’ employees and customers as well as creditors and investors. Standard & Poor's, citing a Bloomberg News report earlier Friday, said news that AMR would consider a merger as an alternative to its stand-alone restructuring plan made it more likely that US Airways will acquire or merge with AMR. S&P analyst Jim Corridore said a merger would fix US Airways' weak international network and give it size to compete with bigger rivals.

FMI: www.aa.com

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 09.19.14: Cool City R44 Cert, Reno Rumblings, Sierra Re-Jets The CJ

Also: Eclipse Improvements, AEA Urges NextGen GA Fund Adoption, FAA OKs External Cams, GA Accident Rate Declines The FAA has granted an STC to Cool City Avionics for the installati>[...]

Best of Show! The Very Best/Worst of Oshkosh '14! (Part 1)

Compiled By The Staff and Readership of the Aero-News Network, Airborne, and Aero-TV (Part 1) For quite a while, we have recognized the highs and lows inherent in the general and s>[...]

2014 Public Benefit Flying Award Recipients Announced

Aviation Volunteers And Organizations Honored For Public Benefit Flying The National Aeronautic Association, in partnership with the Air Care Alliance, a nationwide league of human>[...]

Klyde Morris (09.22.14)

Klyde Gets Recurrent... On An Installment Plan FMI: www.klydemorris.com>[...]

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (09.22.14)

"Volunteers in aviation and those who support them are the heart and soul of charitable aviation, and the work they perform is invaluable. They fly needy patients for care, inspire>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2014 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC