CHICAGO – A federal bankruptcy court judge Thursday confirmed American Airlines’ reorganization plan, but its exit from Chapter 11 depends on its resolution of the federal government’s antitrust challenge to its merger with US Airways Group.

“This is yet another important milestone in completing one of the most successful turnarounds in commercial aviation,” said American spokesman Mike Trevino. “We are focused on the antitrust case and will show that our planned merger with US Airways is good for consumers and competition.”

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