Mayor Annise Parker Releases Optimistic Statement About Airline Merger

“Although we await more specifics, the early reports, if accurate, are very encouraging, indicating the Houston Airport System will remain an operational hub.  This makes sense from a business standpoint, given our increasing international presence and our position as the gateway to Latin America and all points south of the border.   We also believe, and the early reports appear to concur, that Houston will continue to play a major role in the corporate operations of the merged airline.  We are proud of our hometown airline, the way it conducts business and it’s involvement in the community.   We will actively work to continue this partnership and aid in the long-term success of the stronger airline expected from this merger.”


Mayor Parker and representatives from the Greater Houston Partnership, the county and other elected officials will hold a news conference tomorrow.  Time and location will be announced in the morning.

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