US Airways, American Airlines unions push for merger

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Friday, April 20, 2012
US Airways and unions representing employees of the bankrupt American Airlines are pushing for a merger between the two airline companies.

Combining with bankrupt American Airlines “represents a unique opportunity that we should not ignore,” said US Airways Chief Executive Doug Parker in a letter to employees. The deal would “create a preeminent airline” that could “compete successfully with United, Delta and other carriers.”
Fusing the two companies could create a single carrier that would lead air travel on the East Coast and in the Midwest while becoming more competitive in the West, according to the APA.

Read more at the Los Angeles Times.

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