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Sen. Schumer urges American Airlines to keep committment to Watertown International after approved merger with U.S. Air

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U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-New York, is urging incoming new American Airlines CEO Doug Parker to honor commitments to uphold upstate regional service and preserve jobs in all 13 of the cities served by the merged airlines, including at Watertown International Airport, which is served by American Airlines subsidiary American Eagle.

According to an Associated Press report, the proposed agreement between American Airlines and U.S. Airways calls for the merged airline to divest some of its slots at major airports.

Sen. Schumer argued that the agreement should not affect commitments made to Upstate New York, according to a news release from the senator’s office. According to the release, Mr. Parker told Mr. Schumer that the merger would not put New York jobs and service at risk.

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