Route Competition Seen Falling After Us Airways-American Deal

The proposed merger between US Airways Group Inc. (LCC) and AMR Corp. (AAMRQ)’s American Airlines would reduce competition on 11.9 percent of U.S. air routes, a government review found.

The number of cities that would lose a carrier after the merger is 47 percent higher than in the 2010 combination that created United Continental Holdings Inc., Gerald Dillingham, who heads transportation issues at the U.S. Government Accountability Office, said in a statement for a Senate hearing today.

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