Release #EGL.13.02
February 14, 2013

Eagle Pilots Comment on AA-LCC Merger Announcement

Euless, Tex.—In response to the American Airlines/US Airways merger announced today, the American Eagle Pilots Master Executive Council, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), issued the following statement:

“Although it is far too early to tell how this merger will ultimately affect the regional carriers that support American Airlines and US Airways, the pilots of American Eagle—a wholly-owned subsidiary of American Airlines—are looking forward to the opportunity to better serve the flying public in cooperation with the merged carrier.

“We have a strong history of working through challenging situations and coming to mutually beneficial agreements with our senior management—as we did in our recent bankruptcy negotiations that provided extensive cost-savings and greater efficiencies to AMR.

“We are committed to protecting our pilots’ futures and the long-term success of both American Eagle and our parent company. We look forward to working with the new management team as well as finalizing arrangements to fulfill our fleet plan to provide regional flying as part of the new American Airlines network.”

Founded in 1931, ALPA is the world’s largest pilot union, representing more than 51,000 pilots at 35 airlines in the United States and Canada. Visit the ALPA website at


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