Wednesday, 11 December 2013 00:00
AMR Corporation and US Airways Group, Inc have completed their merger to officially form American Airlines Group Inc. and begin building the new American Airlines.
The new American has a robust global network with nearly 6,700 daily flights to more than 330 destinations in more than 50 countries and more than 100,000 employees worldwide.
The combined airline has the scale, breadth and capabilities to compete more effectively and profitably in the global marketplace. Customers will soon enjoy access to more benefits and increased service across the combined company’s larger worldwide network and through an enhanced oneworld Alliance. US Airways will exit Star Alliance on 30 March 2014 and will immediately enter oneworld on 31 March 2014. With an expanded global network and a strong financial foundation, American will deliver significant benefits to consumers, communities, employees and stakeholders.
“Our people, our customers and the communities we serve around the world have been anticipating the arrival of the new American,” said American Airlines CEO Doug Parker. “We are taking the best of both US Airways and American Airlines to create a formidable competitor, better positioned to deliver for all of our stakeholders. We look forward to integrating our companies quickly and efficiently so the significant benefits of the merger can be realised.” Although American and US Airways have come together as one company, the process to achieve a single operating certificate is expected to take approximately 18 to 24 months. In the meantime, customers should continue to do business with the airline from which travel was purchased just as they did before the merger.