American, US Airways boards approve merger: source

NEW YORK Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:30pm EST

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The boards of AMR Corp (AAMRQ.PK) and US Airways Group LCC.N separately met on Wednesday and approved a merger agreement, a person familiar with the matter said.

The deal will be announced early on Thursday, the person said, asking not to be named because the matter is not public yet.

(Reporting by Soyoung Kim in New York; Editing by Gary Hill)