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Today in Aviation: US Airways-America West Merger Completed

MIAMI – Today in Aviation, the merger of US Airways (US) and America West Airlines (HP) is completed in 2005. It was the first significant airline merger in the US since 9/11. America West Holdings Corporation shareholders had given the green light on the deal on September 13, 2005, with 95.5% voting in favor. The […]

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Today in Aviation: US Airways Announces Closure of MetroJet Subsidiary

MIAMI – Today in Aviation, US Airways (US) announced the closure of its low-cost subsidiary MetroJet in 2001. Based at Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI), the airline was established to compete with the growing number of low-cost rivals encroaching on its operation. Initially, five Boeing 737-200s were transferred over from its mainline parent. The jets were […]

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Today in Aviation: America West Takes to the Skies

MIAMI – Today in Aviation, America West Airlines (HP) took to the skies for the first time in 1983. The carrier’s inaugural flights operated from Phoenix (PHX) to Kansas City (MCI), Colorado Springs (COS), Wichita (ICT), and Los Angeles (LAX). Known as a “darling of deregulation” the airline had been established two years earlier by […]

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Airlines

US1939: US Airways Flies Into History

MIAMI— Early in the morning of Saturday, October 17th at 05:51 EDT, the curtain finally came down for US Airways (US) as flight 1939, the airline’s last branded flight ever, landed at Philadelphia International Airport. From now and on, all future flights will be under the American Airlines banner. The last flight not only marks the disappearance […]

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Industry Interview

AirwaysNews High Flyer Interview: Henry Harteveldt on the Significance of AA/US Integration Day & Cutover

MIAMI— Henry Harteveldt is one of the travel industry’s most well-known and respected analysts and advisors. After nearly 12 years as Forrester Research’s travel industry analyst, Henry began Atmosphere Research to provide independent, objective, and trustworthy research on travel industry marketing, product, distribution, digital commerce, and future trends. Before becoming an analyst, Henry spent more […]

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High Flyer Interview: American Airlines CEO Doug Parker

MIAMI — American Airlines Group CEO Doug Parker has both witnessed, and led, tremendous change in the aviation industry. He became CEO at America West Airlines just ten days before September 11, 2001 and, by all accounts, led the carrier through the crisis with clarity and assuredness. In 2005 he oversaw the successful merger of US Airways and America […]

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