Both Doug Parker, CEO of US Airways, and Tom Horton, CEO of American Airlines parent AMR Corp., spoke before the Senate Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy, and Consumer Rights to reassure senators that the merger between the two airlines would not lead to fewer flights or lost jobs. The merger would create the world’s biggest airline and provide more competition for United and Delta, the CEOs said. However concerns were raised by the American Antitrust Institute that the merger would be detrimental to US consumers. Since mergers between Delta and Northwest, United and Continental, and Southwest and AirTran,

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