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Case 1:13-cv-01236 Document 1 Filed 08/13/13 Page 1 of 56 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 450 Fifth Street Northwest, Suite 8000 Washington, DC 20530 STATE OF ARIZONA 1275 West Washington Phoenix, AZ 85007 DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 441 Fourth Street Northwest, Suite 600 South Washington, DC 20001 STATE OF FLORIDA PL-01, The Capitol Tallahassee, FL 32399 COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA 14th Floor, Strawberry Square Harrisburg, PA 17120 STATE OF TENNESSEE 500 Charlotte Avenue Nashville, TN 37202 STATE OF TEXAS 300 W.15th Street, 7th Floor Austin, TX 78701 and Case 1:13-cv-01236 Document 1 Filed 08/13/13 Page 2 of 56 COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA 900 East Main Street Richmond, VA 23219 Plaintiffs, v. US AIRWAYS GROUP, INC. 111 W. Rio Salado Parkway Tempe, AZ 85281 and AMR CORPORATION 4333 Amon Carter Boulevard Fort Worth, TX 76155 Defendants. COMPLAINT The United States of America, acting under the direction of the Attorney General of the United States, and the States of Arizona, Florida, Tennessee, Texas, the Commonwealths of Pennsylvania and Virginia, and the District of Columbia (“Plaintiff States”), acting by and through their respective Attorneys General, bring this civil action under federal antitrust law to enjoin the planned merger of two of the nation’s five major airlines, US Airways Group, Inc. (“US Airways”) and AMR Corporation (“American”), and to obtain equitable and other relief as appropriate. 2 Case 1:13-cv-01236 Document 1 Filed 08/13/13 Page 3 of 56 I. 1. INTRODUCTION Millions of passengers depend on the airline industry to travel quickly, efficiently, and safely between various cities in the United States and throughout the world. Since 1978, the nation has relied on competition among airlines to promote affordability, innovation, and service and quality improvements. In recent

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