Posts Tagged ‘US Airways’

American/US Airways merger contributing to higher domestic fares for U.S. travellers, says OAG

U.S. domestic air travellers could face a summer of higher fares thanks to a reduction in airline capacity exacerbated by the U.S. government’s American Airlines-US Airways merger settlement. This is the view of OAG, the leading provider of aviation intelligence, based on an analysis of U.S. domestic airline schedules for August 2014 and recent trends…

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US Airways Enters Codeshare Agreement with British Airways

US Airways, part of American Airlines Group, today announces the launch of its codeshare agreement with trans-Atlantic joint business partner and fellow oneworld® member British Airways, further enhancing its relationship with the London-based carrier. Beginning today, customers can book tickets on codeshare flights for travel beginning May 14. Launched in a phased approach, the codeshare…

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Airline Passenger Group Calls for Transparency in American US Airways Merger

FlyersRights.org, the largest airline passenger advocacy organization, has filed comments with the US Department of Justice calling for the release of lobbying, political contribution and negotiating communications that preceded the sudden November settlement of the Obama Administration’s antitrust suit to block the largest airline merger in US history. Under the Tunney Act, the US District…

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American and US Airways Expand Codeshare to Most Flights

American Airlines and US Airways are expanding their codeshare to provide customers access to nearly 6,500 daily flights to more than 275 destinations in the combined global network. These additional codeshare flights are now available for booking, for travel starting Feb. 6. “This expansion marks another milestone for American Airlines as we successfully implement the…

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First US Airways Aircraft Takes to the Skies in American Airlines Livery

American Airlines today entered into service the first legacy US Airways aircraft, an Airbus A319, painted in the American Airlines livery. The newly dressed plane, tail number N700UW, will debut its freshly painted fuselage with service from Charlotte to New York’s LaGuardia Airport on flight 2060. “Today marks an important next step in our airlines’…

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American Airlines and US Airways Settle Merger Lawsuit [VIDEO]

The Justice Department has reached a preliminary agreement to settle its fight with American Airlines and US Airways over their proposed merger, according to a court document filed on Tuesday. Under the proposal, American and US Airways would sell 104 takeoff and landing slots at Reagan National Airport in Washington, 34 slots at La Guardia…

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American Airlines and US Airways Extend Merger Agreement

AMR Corporation (OTCQB: AAMRQ), the parent company of American Airlines, Inc., and US Airways Group, Inc. (NYSE: LCC) have each agreed to extend the outside date at which either party may terminate the previously announced Agreement and Plan of Merger (the Merger Agreement), in light of the trial schedule surrounding litigation with U.S. Department of…

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US Airways Flight Attendants Slam Justice Department Over Merger, Vows a Fight

The union representing US Airways Flight Attendants came out swinging today, promising to fight efforts by the U.S. Department of Justice to block the merger of US Airways and American Airlines. The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA) vowed to defend the merger on behalf of Flight Attendants. “The Justice Department seems to forget that…

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U.S. Justice Department Files Lawsuit to Block American – U.S. Airways Merger

The United States Justice Department has filed an anti-trust lawsuit this morning to block the proposed American Airlines – U.S. Airways mega-merger citing the reduction of competition and higher air fare prices in the industry overall. Several states have joined in the suit including Texas and Arizona, the headquarters of American and U.S. Airways respectively.…

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American Airlines And US Airways To Fight DOJ Action Against the Proposed Merger

AMR Corporation, the parent company of American Airlines, Inc., and US Airways Group, Inc. today announced that they intend to mount a vigorous and strong defense to the U.S. Department of Justice’s (“DOJ”) effort to block their proposed merger. “We believe that the DOJ is wrong in its assessment of our merger. Integrating the complementary…

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US Airways Shareholders Approve Merger With American Airlines

US Airways Group, Inc. has announced that its shareholders approved the merger agreement with AMR Corporation, the parent company of American Airlines, Inc. The merger agreement was approved by the affirmative vote of the holders of a majority of the outstanding shares of US Airways stock, which represented over 99% of the votes cast by…

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AMR Corporation and US Airways Announce Senior Leadership Team for the New American Airlines

AMR Corporation (OTCQB: AAMRQ), the parent company of American Airlines, Inc., and US Airways Group, Inc. (NYSE: LCC) today announced the senior leadership team responsible for guiding the new American Airlines after the closing of the companies’ expected merger. “This announcement is another important step forward in creating the new American Airlines and opening a…

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AMR Corporation and US Airways Announce Board of Directors for the New American Airlines

AMR Corporation, the parent company of American Airlines, Inc., and US Airways Group, Inc. today announced the members of the Board of Directors of the combined company, American Airlines Group Inc., effective after the closing of the companies’ expected merger. As previously announced, the Board of Directors will be comprised of twelve members. Thomas Horton,…

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US Airways Regional Jet Makes Emergency Landing at Greenville-Spartanburg

A US Airways jet made an emergency landing at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport in South Carolina Friday afternoon due to a smoke detector alarm. ‘The U.S. Airways Express plane was in route to Charlotte from Alabama when it had to land. We’re being told a smoke detector alarm sounded, so as a precaution, the plane made that…

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