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Burgess Statement on American Airlines Merger

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Location: Washington, DC

Dr. Burgess released the following statement after American Airlines and US Airways announced their merger agreement:

"Yesterday, American Airlines and US Airways officially announced their merger agreement and will operate under the American Airlines name. As a major employer in North Texas the merger will be good for the employees and passengers, and will offer almost 1,000 daily departures from Texas while employing over 24,000 people. As a frequent flyer I've certainly come to realize that their employees are one their greatest assets and the stability the merger will offer is welcomed."

To read the official press release from American Airlines click here.


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