Joint statement of US Airways and American Airlines

             Joint statement of US Airways and American Airlines

PR Newswire

TEMPE, Ariz., Jan. 4, 2013

TEMPE, Ariz., Jan. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- US Airways Group, Inc. (NYSE: LCC)
today issued the following statement:

American Airlines and US Airways, with participation of committee counsel for
the Unsecured Creditors Committee, are pleased that they have completed
discussions with the Allied Pilots Association and US Airline Pilots
Association intended to develop a framework for the terms of employment for
pilots, as well as a process for pilot integration, in the event of a merger
between AA and US during restructuring. This memorandum of understanding was
approved by the Allied Pilots Association's Board of Directors and by USAPA's
Board of Pilot Representatives. This memorandum of understanding will assist
all of the stakeholders, including the Boards of AMR and US Airways, in making
an informed decision as to whether a merger should ultimately be pursued. The
MOU is one of several elements to be considered before a decision on a merger
can be made. Details regarding the MOU are still covered by the terms of a
non-disclosure agreement so they cannot be further disclosed at this time. 


US Airways

US Airways, along with US Airways Shuttle and US Airways Express, operates
more than 3,000 flights per day and serves 195 communities in the U.S.,
Canada, Mexico, Europe, the Middle East, the Caribbean, Central and South
America. The airline employs more than 32,000 aviation professionals
worldwide, operates the world's largest fleet of Airbus aircraft and is a
member of the Star Alliance network, which offers its customers more than
21,900 daily flights to 1,329 airports in 194 countries. Together with its US
Airways Express partners, the airline serves approximately 80 million
passengers each year and operates hubs in Charlotte, N.C., Philadelphia and
Phoenix, and a focus city in Washington, D.C. at Ronald Reagan Washington
National Airport. Aviation Week and Overhaul & Maintenance magazine presented
US Airways with the 2012 Aviation Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) of
the Year Award for demonstrating outstanding achievement and innovation in the
area of technical operations. Military Times Edge magazine named US Airways as
a Best of Vets employer in 2011 and 2012. US Airways was, for the third year
in a row, the only airline included as one of the 50 best companies to work
for in the U.S. by LATINA Style magazine's 50 Report. The airline also earned
a 100 percent rating on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality index for
six consecutive years. The Corporate Equality index is a leading indicator of
companies' attitudes and policies toward lesbian, gay, bisexual and
transgender employees and customers. For more company information visit, follow on Twitter @USAirways or at


Contact: US Airways, 480-693-5729
Press spacebar to pause and continue. Press esc to stop.