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Published on : Oct 25, 2013

The various chambers of commerce and multinational business groups in Washington and other 26 U.S. states and cities have encouraged the United States Justice Department to reconcile its American lawsuit that opposes U.S. Airway’s suggested merger with the American Airlines. 

In a recent letter released on Thursday, the business groups and chambers of commerce advised the Attorney General Eric Holder to settle its disputes regarding the lawsuit against the U.S. Airlines. The letter also stated that a combined carrier would be a better option and an effective competitor against the giant rivals like United, Delta, and Southwest in the airline industry.  

The different chambers that signed the letter were mainly from areas served by at least one of the major airlines. The chambers also wrote that the merger will benefit many divisions in the airline industry including the U.S. economy and local communities across the United States. 

However, this proposal was rebounded with a legal complaint filed by the Justice Department against the business groups and commercial companies in August. The complaint was primarily filed to stop the whole deal because it would lead to higher prices.