BRIEF-AMR, US Air expect no antitrust issues with merger

Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:56am EST

Feb 14 (Reuters) - AMR Corp and US Airways : * During conference call, AMR Chief Tom Horton says AMR concluded US Airways merger was

best option to make new American stronger * AMR's Horton says US Airways CEO Doug Parker is 'first-rate

leader' * US Air CEO Parker says AMR deal is last major

consolidation piece needed to rationalize the industry * US Airways CEO Parker says only 12 routes are shared with AMR, making the companies' networks complementary and expanding options

for customers * US Air CEO Parker says AMR deal to make oneworld

global alliance stronger * US Air's Parker says new American to have more than

100 million frequent fliers * US Airways CEO Parker says expects no issues with regulatory

authorities with AMR merger

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