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The American Airlines-US Airways Merger By The Numbers

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The American Airlines-US Airways Merger By The Numbers

The American Airlines-US Airways Merger By The Numbers
December 09
08:54 2014

MIAMI — There are a lot of numbers involved with a merger the size of American Airlines and US Airways. So to help commemorate the one-year anniversary of the merger, Airways takes a look some of the more interesting numbers in the deal.

Number of Aircraft Before and After the Merger: according to American Airlines’ 8K filed in October, the Fort Worth, Texas-based carrier had 970 mainline aircraft in its fleet, while US Airways had 344 aircraft at the end of the third quarter of 2013 according to its 10K. The combined carrier has 1540 aircraft as of the fourth quarter of 2014.

Number of Aircraft Currently on Firm Order: 500+ for 2014 through 2017, including 22 Airbus A350-900s and 11 A321s for US Airways, while American Air aircraft on order includes 100 Boeing 737 MAXs, 42 787s, 10 777s, 7 A319ceos, 71 A321ceos and 100 A320neos, based on numbers from the Airbus and Boeing order books.

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Number of US Aircraft that have been Painted in the AA Livery and Number Remaining to be Painted: As of the end of October, 34 mainline legacy US Airways planes had been painted in the new livery, out of 305 that will be painted, which is 11 percent of the mainline fleet. For US Airways Express, 17 regional aircraft have been painted out of 252 planned to be painted, which is 7 percent of the fleet.

Number of flights a day each at rebanked hubs at Dallas Fort Worth, Chicago O’Hare, and Miami: DFW and ORD will be rebanked in spring 2015. American currently operates more than 520 peak-day departures at ORD, close to 800 daily departures at DFW and more than 340 departures at the rebanked MIA.

Number of regional airline flights a day before and after the merger: 2,800 in 2013 and 2,600 in 2014.

Number of employees before and after the merger: American had 76,200 full-time equivalent employees on Dec. 31, 2012, while US Airways had 31,236, according to the Dallas Morning News. The airline says it currently has 120,000 workers.

Number of cities served after the merger: The combined carriers now serve 339 destinations.

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Number of employees still based at the old US Airways Phoenix headquarters: more than 9500

Number of employees who have moved to American’s Fort Worth headquarters: Close to 1000

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Number of airports where AA-US are now co-located: 90

Number of people enrolled in the combined frequent flyer program: 100 million, which includes some overlap of people with memberships in AAdvantage and Dividend Miles.

Number of labor union contracts that have been resolved: As part of the Merger Transition Agreements, all unions currently have contracts in place. American is in arbitration with the Association of Professional Flight Attendants on a new joint contract. It is in talks with the Allied Pilots Association to determine terms of a joint collective bargaining agreement (JCBA).

The Transport Workers Union and the International Association of Machinists jointly filed for single carrier status determination with the National Mediation Board on August 6. The Communications Workers of America-International Brotherhood of Teamsters has been elected to represent customer service agents and JCBA discussions will take place in 2015. Legacy American Airlines agents remain independent employees.

 

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