A federal bankruptcy judge has approved an antitrust settlement that paves the way for American Airlines and U.S. Airways to merge next month.
In New York this morning Judge Sean Lane also rejected an effort by members of a consumer group to delay the merger while they pursue their own antitrust lawsuit against the airlines.
When complete the merger will create the world's biggest airline which will be based in Fort Worth.
Featured Items FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) - After nearly two years, American Airlines has just been cleared for takeoff from bankruptcy, and can now merge with US Airways. Bankruptcy court Judge Sean Lane in New York gave his official approval at a hearing on Wednesday morning.