World’s Largest Airlines? Proposed Merger of US Airways - American Airlines

15 Pages Posted: 11 Oct 2013

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Antu Augustine

National Law University Jodhpur (NLUJ)

Date Written: September 12, 2013

Abstract

In the last several years, the U.S. airline industry has experienced both long-standing and novel challenges – fuel price volatility, limits to organic growth, pressures to expand globally, and slowing demand for air travel.

In April 2012, US Airways announced a move to take over American Airlines, currently in bankruptcy proceedings. The merger would combine the fourth (American) and fifth (US Airways) largest airlines nationally, making US Airways-American the largest U.S. carrier.

This is a project aimed to answer the following research questions:

1. What is the role of federal authorities in reviewing merger proposals? 2. What is the impact of Bankruptcy of American Airlines? 3. What are the defences against Anti-competitiveness of the merger? 4. What is the effect of DOJ Anti-trust suit?

Keywords: merger, american, airlines

Suggested Citation

Augustine, Antu, World’s Largest Airlines? Proposed Merger of US Airways - American Airlines (September 12, 2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2338566 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2338566

Antu Augustine (Contact Author)

National Law University Jodhpur (NLUJ) ( email )

NH-65, Nagaur Road, Mandore.
Jodhpur, 342304
India

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