Eagle Pilots Comment on AAL-LCC Merger Announcement
EULESS, Texas -- February 14, 2013
In response to the American Airlines/US Airways merger announced today, the
American Eagle Pilots Master Executive Council, represented by the Air Line
Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), issued the following statement:
“Although it is far too early to tell how this merger will ultimately affect
the regional carriers that support American Airlines and US Airways, the
pilots of American Eagle—a wholly-owned subsidiary of American Airlines—are
looking forward to the opportunity to better serve the flying public in
cooperation with the merged carrier.
We have a strong history of working through challenging situations and coming
to mutually beneficial agreements with our senior management—as we did in our
recent bankruptcy negotiations that provided extensive cost-savings and
greater efficiencies to AMR.
We are committed to protecting our pilots’ futures and the long-term success
of both American Eagle and our parent company. We look forward to working with
the new management team as well as finalizing arrangements to fulfill our
fleet plan to provide regional flying as part of the new American Airlines
Founded in 1931, ALPA is the world’s largest pilot union, representing more
than 53,000 pilots at 37 airlines in the United States and Canada. Visit the
ALPA website at www.alpa.org.
Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA)
Dave Ryter, 703-481-4440
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