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Unions Representing 60,000 Airline Employees Unite in Their Strong Support of Merger between American Airlines and US Airways



  Unions Representing 60,000 Airline Employees Unite in Their Strong Support
  of Merger between American Airlines and US Airways

  Transport Workers Union (TWU), Allied Pilots Association (APA), US Airline
  Pilots Association (USAPA), Association of Professional Flight Attendants
    (APFA), Association of Flight Attendants (AFA) Working Together in the
                     Creation of a Premier Global Carrier

 Sets Historic Precedent for Labor-Management Partnership within the Airline
                                   Industry

     Merger Will Provide a Path for Competitive Compensation and Benefits

Business Wire

DALLAS -- February 14, 2013

Leaders from five major unions representing more than 60,000 American Airlines
and US Airways employees today voiced their strong support for the merger of
AMR Corporation (OTCQB: AAMRQ), the parent company of American Airlines, Inc.,
and US Airways Group, Inc. (NYSE: LCC). The merger of American Airlines and US
Airways was announced today.

Laura Glading, APFA President said:  “It’s been a long, tough road but the
result is well worth it. Today’s announcement proves that everyone benefits
when labor has a seat at the table. The new American will provide job security
and fair compensation for all employees and another great option for the
flying public. Flight attendants are eager to help build a strong and
competitive airline and restore American’s prominence.”

Deborah Volpe and Roger Holmin, Presidents of the Association of Flight
Attendants - CWA at US Airways said: "Flight Attendants are ready to
participate in the benefits that will be generated by the strong network
combination of American Airlines and US Airways. We are proud to be a part of
the frontline that makes our airline a success and we look forward to the new
opportunities we will generate by working alongside our counterparts at
American."

Keith Wilson, President of the Allied Pilots Association at American Airlines
said: “We are excited with today’s announcement, which we believe is the right
path forward for American Airlines and its employees. This combination paves
the way for a new, more competitive American Airlines and a brighter future
for the dedicated employees of the combined company. We recognized the value
of merging at the very beginning, and worked for the past year to help bring
this deal to fruition. Employees of the new American Airlines will enjoy
competitive compensation and benefits, and will be part of a stronger airline
which will create greater opportunities over the long term.”

Captain Gary Hummel, President, USAPA, said, "This merger came about due to
the cooperative efforts of both management and labor. As pilots, we are proud
to be a part of the New American Airlines and look forward to working with our
colleagues at the Allied Pilots Association, building our new company into a
financially strong, premier global carrier."

James C. Little, International President, TWU, said, “Our members have made
major sacrifices over the past year. We are pleased that today American
Airlines and US Airways have reached a positive step toward building a
stronger, more secure and more competitive airline. This should benefit both
travelers and workers. Much more work needs to take place before all of the
parts that will make up a New American Airlines are assembled, but the airline
we're building should be better than the old American and US Airways.”

Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA)

Founded in 1977, the Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA) is
the largest independent Flight Attendant union in the nation. It represents
the 16,000 Flight Attendants at American Airlines. APFA Members live in almost
every state of the nation and serve millions of Americans as they travel the
nation and the world. Laura Glading is serving in her second four-year term as
president of the union. For more information visit apfa.org.

Association of Flight Attendants-Communications Workers of America, AFL-CIO
(AFA)

The Association of Flight Attendants is the world’s largest Flight Attendant
union. Focused 100 percent on Flight Attendant issues, AFA has been the leader
in advancing the Flight Attendant profession for 67 years. Serving as the
voice for Flight Attendants in the workplace, in the aviation industry, in the
media and on Capitol Hill, AFA has transformed the Flight Attendant profession
by raising wages, benefits and working conditions. Nearly 60,000 Flight
Attendants come together to form AFA, part of the 700,000-member strong
Communications Workers of America (CWA), AFL-CIO.

Allied Pilots Association (APA)

Founded in 1963, the Allied Pilots Association—the largest independent pilot
union in the United States—is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas. APA
represents the 10,000 pilots of American Airlines, including 649 pilots not
yet offered recall from furlough. The furloughs began shortly after the Sept.
11, 2001 attacks. Also, several hundred American Airlines pilots are on
full-time military leave of absence serving in the armed forces. The union’s
Web site address is www.alliedpilots.org.

US Airline Pilots Association (USAPA)

Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., the US Airline Pilots Association (USAPA)
represents the more than 5,000 mainline pilots who fly for US Airways. USAPA's
mission is to ensure safe flights for airline passengers by guaranteeing that
their lives are in the hands of only the most qualified, competent and
well-equipped pilots.

Transport Workers Union, AFL-CIO (TWU)

The Transport Workers Union of America (TWU) represents 200,000 workers and
retirees, primarily in commercial aviation, public transportation and
passenger railroads. Included in the union's membership are 26,000 workers at
American Airlines. TWU represents seven work groups at American Airlines
including Fleet Service, Aviation Maintenance Technicians (aircraft
mechanics), Stock Clerks, Dispatchers, Ground School Instructors, Flight
Simulator Technicians and Facility Maintenance Mechanics, TWU also represents
Dispatchers at US Airways. The union is an affiliate of the AFL-CIO.

Contact:

TWU Contact:
Jamie Horwitz: 202-549-4921
APA Contact:
Scott Shankland: 817-302-2269/817-690-5078
David Dominy: 817-302-2269/817-307-5301
USAPA Contact:
James Ray: 980-875-7642
APFA Contact:
Leslie Mayo: 858-859-2732
Anthony DeMaio: 202-292-3355
AFA Contact:
Corey Caldwell: 202-434-0586
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