AMR Corp.'s American Airlines, which has agreed to sharefinancial information with suitor US Airways Group Inc., is seekinga one-month extension of a deadline for filing a plan torestructure and exit bankruptcy.

American, which faces a Dec. 28 deadline to submit the plan incourt, asked for an extension to Jan. 28 in a filing today in U.S.Bankruptcy Court in Manhattan. The request is supported by thecommittee representing unsecured creditors.

“American has made significant progress in its restructuring,”said Sean Collins, a spokesman for the airline. “This work, whileprogressing well, takes time, and American and the unsecuredcreditors' committee believe that the proposed 30-day extension isappropriate for this process to continue in an orderly andefficient manner.”

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