CEO Tom Horton: We approached US Airways about a merger, not US Airways approaching us
American Airlines‘ (Dallas/Fort Worth) CEO Thomas W. Horton has given an interview to the Associated Press and for the first time revealed it was Horton who approached US Airways’ (Phoenix) CEO Doug Parker about a possible merger, not the other way as it has been implied by Parker. Horton also stated it is American’s decision whether it wants a merger or not. Horton also stated there is more financial pressure on US Airways to seek a merger partner.
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Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing. Boeing 737-823 N905AN (msn 29507) “Flagship Liberty” of American Airlines climbs away from the runway at Los Angeles International Airport.