Airline merger hitch

The US Justice Department and several states in America have filed lawsuits to block the $US11 billion merger between American Airlines and US Airways, saying it would reduce competition.

The US Justice Department and several states in America have filed lawsuits to block the $US11 billion merger between American Airlines and US Airways, saying it would reduce competition. The airlines say they are determined to fight the legal action to block the link, which would create the world's largest carrier.

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