January 7th 2014 was a day of many changes for American Airlines and US Airways, as the airlines began rolling out their unified passenger experience. Menawhile, American Airlines launches its new Airbus A321 service between New York and Los Angeles.
With the American Airlines/US Airways merger now finalized, two pilots – one from American and one from US Airways – shared their perspectives on the merger with NYCAviation.
Fresh from this morning’s close of the American Airlines / US Airways Merger, American Airlines Group’s vice president of gateways and hub coordination, Tim Ahern, spoke with NYCAviation about the impact of the merger on both consumers and employees.
In Dallas early Monday morning, officials from AMR Corporation and US Airways formally finalized the merger of the two carriers, forming American Airlines Group, Inc. The merged carriers have, with the stroke of a pen, become the largest airline in the world.
In a New York City courtroom Wednesday morning, a Federal Bankruptcy judge cleared American Airlines parent AMR to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The judge’s actions cleared all remaining legal obstacles to the merger of US Airways and American Airlines.
Late Tuesday morning, NYCAviation recieved word that American Airlines and US Airways had reached an antitrust settlement with the United States Department of Justice. This settlement will allow the merger to move forward, but at a significant cost in terms of both slot pairs and gates at both airlines hubs.
Wondering exactly what the merger of American Airlines and US Airways will mean? Curious as to what the largest airline in the world consists of? We’ve got some numbers for you.
American Airlines and US Airways today announced their intention to merge, ending months—if not years—of rumor and speculation. The move will create the world’s largest airline.
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