Texas Exits Airline Merger Lawsuit, Service Promised to Smaller Airports

Tuesday, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott announced that Texas is leaving the lawsuit against the American Airlines, US Airways merger after they promised to continue service to a list of airports in Texas.
Tuesday, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott announced that Texas is leaving the lawsuit against the American Airlines, US Airways merger after they promised to continue service to a list of airports in Texas.

A statement from the Attorney General says “From the beginning, our focus has been on maintaining service to rural airports in Texas and protecting Texas jobs. Today’s agreement ensures that thousands of jobs will remain in Texas and that Texans traveling by air – especially those who fly in and out of rural cities across the state, including members of the military – will continue to benefit from daily flight service. The settlement secures common-sense concessions that are in the best interests of our great State.”

According to a spokesman from the Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport, they are not expecting any changes with their services with American, nor were they expecting any changes if Texas stayed with the lawsuit.

Some people traveling Tuesday at LIA said they are happy there will be no interruption in service and that they are happy to see options of what airline to fly at the Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport.

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