Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt has notified the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia of his intent to file a brief in support of the planned merger between American Airlines and US Airways.
The U.S. Department of Justice is challenging the merger on antitrust concerns. American Airlines, which has more than 6,000 workers at its maintenance facility in Tulsa, is seeking to exit bankruptcy protection through the proposed merger.
Pruitt says the merger does not violate Oklahoma antitrust laws and that his filing will be made in November.
He says the merger offers the most viable path forward to secure the maintenance jobs in Tulsa and ensure the continued economic prosperity of Oklahoma.