ALPA's offer would allow US Airways to cut over $320 Million in labor costs over the next seven years. The company proposed cuts which would lead up to $595 million in savings over the same period, but US Airways crews have indicated that they would be willing to make other concessions.
ALPA also indicated that US Airways pilots are willing to allow an increase in the number of regional jets operated by the airline, which would bring the total to over 300.
US Airways also received good news from the US gov't. The US Senate rejected a motion to freeze new federal loan guarantees during the current fiscal year.
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Will US Airways be able to transform itself into a profitable carrier or will these concessions be too little, too late?