We reported earlier this week that Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti supports the proposed American Airlines/US Airways merger — the one the U.S. Department of Justice is seeking to block.
Now, Garcetti has made it official. On Thursday, Gracetti sent a note to Washington, on city of Los Angeles letterhead, asking U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to reconsider the lawsuit.
“The merger between American Airlines and US Airways can produce much needed economic growth to stimulate the recovery of our local economy and communities,” Garcetti wrote.
At this point, most mayors in American and US Airways hub cities have contacted the attorney general with similar sentiments. The one major hold out is New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Click below to read Garcetti’s letter.