American Airlines' efforts at recovery include ending defined-benefit pensions.
American Airlines plans to lay off about 13,000 and seek to end defined-benefit pension plans and rework leases as part of a broad effort to lift the company out of Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
The carrier, owned by AMR Corp., handles about 9 percent of boardings at Kansas City International Airport (Code: MCI). It owes lease payments for a hangar there, and the metro area is home to many airline retirees.
A KCI spokesman said he didn’t expect air service cuts there. A Wednesday inquiry to the airline was not immediately returned.
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