American Airlines and US Airways Merger

AMR Corporation, the parent company of American Airlines, Inc, and US Airways Group, Inc have announced that the two airlines will merge to create a “premier global carrier”, which will have a combined equity value of around US$11 billion.
Thomas Horton, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of American Airlines, will serve as Chairman of the combined airline’s Board of Directors, while Doug Parker, Chairman and CEO of US Airways, will serve as Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors.
The combined airline will offer more than 6,700 daily flights to 336 destinations in 56 countries, and is expected to maintain all hubs.  Both airlines expect that the regional carriers they own – AMR Corporation’s American Eagle and US Airways’ Piedmont and PSA – will continue to operate as separate entities.
The combined airline is expected to: provide the most service across the east coast and central regions of the US; expand its presence in the western US; expand services in Latin America and the Caribbean; enhance connectivity within the oneworld alliance; serve 21 destinations in Europe and the Middle East; improve traffic flows and expand services through existing hubs; and improve loyalty programme benefits.
 
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3 Comments

    • Hi Kevan,
      I’m sorry to say that I think the merger is part of the ‘new’ American branding, so we may see the loss of US Airways’ livery altogether!
      Caroline.

  1. Hello, I am a student at Indiana State University and in my Public Relations Class we have to comment on PR posts. As an aviation student, when this merge happens it will be a big topic to talk about in class, and will be talking to former students who currently fly for the companies to see how much of a change it will be for them.

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