NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. Airways Group Inc. (UAIRQ) and America West Holdings Corp. (AWA) are set to announce an agreement to merge after the close of trading on Thursday, business news television station CNBC reported.
An industry source told Reuters last week that a merger announcement was close, adding that the deal would probably begin as a marketing alliance and unfold in stages.
Joost From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 3161 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 17500 times:
The name will be US Airways. There are quite a few threads about it, where this is stated. IMO it's a good choice, as the US Airways-brand is better known than the AWA-brand.
It's an interesting situation. The most interesting part is, I think, how the UA codeshare will develop and what the US gouvernement will allow. I can imagine that they won't be allowed to codeshare as much as they do now, but they also need to codeshare less as they have a more extenisve network.
UAL-Fan From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 374 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 2 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 17408 times:
Last night I flew America West and their employees are being told they will be the ones to keep their name. I think that's better as US Airway does not have the best reputation after what their employees pulled this past Holiday Season.
UPSMD11 From United States of America, joined May 2003, 807 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (9 years 2 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 17116 times:
I know this has been discussed ad naseum on the forum but I haven't really seen anybody talk about where service may be improved with the new airline. For example, here in SDF you must fly to CLT or PHL for most of your westbound trips. For an A-netter like me this doesn't really matter. It would be great, though, to have service to PHX and then connecting service to west coast cities. Right now WN has the dominance no this route and is not challenged on SDF - PHX or SDF - LAS. The only other airline to fly even remotely west is AA to DFW and NW to MSP.
I only hope this is good for the industry. I have family who works for US in Charlotte and a friend who works for HP in PHX. So I want them both to be secure.
Keesje From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (9 years 2 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 16806 times:
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Shares of America West Airlines (AWA.N: Quote, Profile, Research) were halted in over-the-counter trading as the market expected the carrier to announce it has agreed to merge with bankrupt U.S. Airways (UAIRQ.OB: Quote, Profile, Research) .
Business news television station CNBC reported that the two carriers are set to make the announcement after the close of trading on Thursday