Monday, August 31, 2015

American taking a look at US Airways' merger effort

The critics scoffed a few weeks ago when US Airways announced support from three American Airlines unions for US's efforts to merge the carriers. Now it seems there's less chortling from the crowd, especially at AMR headquarters, where executives bowed to pressure from its unsecured creditors in the Chapter 11 process and said it would "explore" merger options. All sorts of interesting possibilities could emerge for US Airways' PHL hub operations were the two airlines to combine. Read more about it all here ...

American taking a look at US Airways' merger effort

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The critics scoffed a few weeks ago when US Airways announced support from three American Airlines unions for US's efforts to merge the carriers. Now it seems there's less chortling from the crowd, especially at AMR headquarters, where executives bowed to pressure from its unsecured creditors in the Chapter 11 process and said it would "explore" merger options. All sorts of interesting possibilities could emerge for US Airways' PHL hub operations were the two airlines to combine. Read more about it all here ...

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