US Airways Shareholders Back AA Merger

US Airways’ shareholders have approved its merger with AMR Corporation, the parent company of American Airlines. Should regulators approve the tie-up, AMR and US Airways would merge to create the new American Airlines, headquartered in Dallas-Fort Worth and controlled by Doug Parker, chairman and CEO of US Airways. Of the 132,788,060 votes, 132,273,780 were in favour of the proposal. Parker said: "We are pleased that our shareholders overwhelmingly supported our merger with American Airlines. This approval is a major milestone on our path to completing the merger, and we continue to make excellent progress overall thanks to the focused efforts of the dedicated representatives from both companies."

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