By Soyoung Kim
NEW YORK (Reuters) - US Airways Group Inc
Under the all-stock proposal US Airways made in mid-November at a meeting with AMR's unsecured creditors committee, the bankrupt airline's creditors would own 70 percent of the merged company and US Airways shareholders 30 percent, the person said.
US Airways and AMR are currently negotiating toward a potential merger agreement that could come as soon as January, the person added, asking not to be named because the matter is not public.
At the same time, AMR is still pursuing a plan to emerge from bankruptcy proceedings as an independent airline, which will be compared against the merits of a merger with US Airways, the person said.
The combined AMR and US Airways could have a value similar to Delta Air Lines Inc
Representatives of AMR, US Airways and the creditors committee all declined to comment. The Wall Street Journal reported details of the proposal earlier on Friday.
(Reporting By Soyoung Kim in New York; editing by Carol Bishopric)