US Airways Merges with American Airlines: Could Mean More Flights for Phoenix Sky Harbor
Today US Airways and American Airlines announced their intent to merge the two airlines. No major changes are expected immediately. In fact, it could be more than a year before the airlines finalize the merger. Passengers will arrive and depart as usual from American and US Airways gates until further notice.
Executives at US Airways have publicly stated that they have no intention of giving up their Phoenix passengers, even if they move some administrative jobs out of their Tempe headquarters building. With such a strong demand for air service in Phoenix, Sky Harbor is a significant player in the airport arena and critically important to the industry. US Airways has also indicated that a merger opens up new opportunities for routes and aircraft available to fly to additional domestic and new international destinations. Sky Harbor is hopeful that some of the un-served international routes with strong demand will be at the top of the new airline’s list to serve.
Flight information will continue to be available on the airlines' websites at www.aa.com and www.usairways.com.
US Airways & American Airlines Press Release