US Airways to close Pa. flight-op center
The 600 workers who now coordinate US Airways' 3,000 daily flights from the center near Pittsburgh airport will be offered jobs in Dallas. "They will have the opportunity to transfer. No jobs will be lost involuntarily," said airline spokesman Todd Lehmacher. The operations center will close within 18 months.
Doug Parker, CEO of the recently merged US Airways-American, said last March the combined airline, based in Texas, would not need two operations control centers.
Gov. Corbett said he was activating the state Department of Labor and Industry's Rapid Response workforce team "to assist with job training and placement" for workers who choose to stay in the region.
No decision was announced on the fate of US Airways Maintenance Center in Pittsburgh, which employs 1,300 to 1,400.
- Linda Loyd