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US Airways

US Airways traces its history to All American Aviation, which was based in Pittsburgh and serviced the Ohio River valley in 1939. In 1949 the company was renamed All American Airways as it switched from airmail to passenger service; it became Allegheny Airlines in 1953, and subsequently changed its name to US Airways in 1979. It is a member of the Star Alliance.

Merger of American and US Airways not good news for passengers

The merged airline will retain the American Airlines name. Photo: AFP

From next week, when American Airlines and US Airways merge to form the world's largest airline by revenues and by the number of passengers flown, the United States will have just three mega-airlines - American, Delta and United.

Wednesday, 4 December, 2013, 2:17pm

US Airways and American Airlines to merge as world's biggest airline after easing competition fears

The merger will allow American Airlines to emerge from bankruptcy. Photo: AFP

US Airways and American Airlines will be allowed to merge to become the world’s largest airline after they agreed to give low-cost competitors more access to several key US airports, including in New York and Washington.

13 Nov 2013 - 11:02am

Unionized American Airlines, US Airways workers rally for merger

The US Justice Department last month filed a lawsuit on August 13 to stop a planned merger between US Airways and American’s parent, AMR Corp. Photo: Reuters

Union members who work for American Airlines and US Airways Group rallied on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, urging the US Justice Department to drop its opposition to a planned merger between the two airlines.

19 Sep 2013 - 10:35am

Judge approves AMR bankruptcy plan, pending antitrust lawsuit

The US Justice Department says a planned American Airlines merger with US Airways would create too much consolidation and lead to higher fares for consumers. Photo: Reuters

A US bankruptcy judge on Thursday approved AMR Corp’s plan to exit bankruptcy, subject to resolution of a US government lawsuit to block a proposed merger with US Airways Group.

Judge Sean Lane approved the plan at a hearing in the US Bankruptcy Court in New York.

13 Sep 2013 - 11:23am

AMR bankruptcy judge leans toward reorganization plan approval

A US judge has delayed confirming a bankruptcy exit plan for American Airlines’ bankrupt parent, but said he found “arguments in favour of confirmation to be fairly persuasive.” American Airlines plans to merge with US Airways. Photo: Reuters

A US bankruptcy judge on Thursday hinted he would approve AMR Corp’s bankruptcy exit plan despite the government’s challenge to its main component: AMR’s planned megamerger with US Airways Group Inc.

30 Aug 2013 - 10:47am

US government, two airlines say open to settling merger fight

American Airlines and US Airways have complained about a proposed court delay saying it would “place the merger at risk. Photo: Reuters

American Airlines , US Airways and the US Justice Department said they were open to settling a court fight over whether the two companies should be allowed to merge, but there was no sign of an imminent agreement.

29 Aug 2013 - 8:59am

US asks for March trial in airline merger challenge

US Airways and American Airlines say a planned merger is critical for American Airlines, which has been operating under Chapter 11 protection since late 2011. Photo: Reuters

The US Justice Department has asked a federal court to set a March 3 trial date to hear arguments over whether it should stop a planned merger between US Airways and American Airlines.

The companies had requested a 10-day trial that would begin on Nov. 12.

28 Aug 2013 - 2:10pm

American, US Air seek November 12 trial date for merger lawsuit

US Airways and American Airlines have vowed a vigorous defence of their planned merger. Photo: Reuters

American Airlines and US Airways are seeking a 10-day trial that would begin November 12 in US federal court to fight the challenge by the US Justice Department to their proposed merger, which would form the world’s biggest carrier.

23 Aug 2013 - 11:27am

US Air, American vow to fight US government over merger

US Airways and American Airlines say their planned US$11 billion merger would promote competition. Photo: Reuters

US Airways Group and American vowed on Wednesday to fight the federal government’s anti-trust lawsuit in court by arguing their proposed US$11 billion merger would promote competition.

15 Aug 2013 - 11:04am

US Justice Department determined to block American Airlines-US Airways merger

Opponents of the American Airlines-US Airways merger say it would clear the way for fare hikes and new fees. Photo: Reuters

American Airlines and US Airways could be in for a long and bruising courtroom battle against seasoned lawyers if they choose to fight the US Justice Department's objection to their merger.

15 Aug 2013 - 4:21am

US sues to block AMR-US Airways merger

Photo: Reuters

The US government on Tuesday sued to block American Airlines and US Airways’ proposed merger to create the world’s biggest airline, saying consumers would end up paying higher fares and fees.

14 Aug 2013 - 11:53am

Critics sue to block American-US Airways merger

Opposition to the planned American Airlines-US Airways merger is mounting. Photo: AP

Opponents of the proposed merger of American Airlines and US Airways filed a lawsuit on Tuesday to block the deal, claiming it would hurt consumers by driving up airfares.

The suit was filed in federal district court in San Francisco by antitrust lawyer Joseph Alioto, on behalf of nearly 40 consumers.

3 Jul 2013 - 12:05pm

Justice Department probing American, US Airways merger

US Airways said in February that it planned to merge with American Airlines to create an US$11 billion airline. Photo: Reuters

The US Justice Department is taking depositions as part of a probe into a planned merger of American Airlines and US Airways Group that would create the world’s largest airline, three sources close to the discussions told Reuters.

28 Jun 2013 - 2:06pm

US airlines deliver biggest gains to patient investors

Airlines such as US Airways and Delta are rated higher on average by analysts than 92 per cent of US companies. Photo: Bloomberg

The Bloomberg US Airlines Index of 10 carriers surged 35 per cent in the first quarter, the best start to a year since at least 1999. Wall Street projects that gains are just beginning for Delta Air Lines and US Airways, both rated higher on average by analysts than 92 per cent of US firms.

2 Apr 2013 - 4:57am

Talking points

Nuclear watchdog in Tehran for talks

Nuclear watchdog in Tehran for talks

13 Feb 2013 - 3:33am

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