It was announced today that U.S. Airways and American Airlines have reached a merger agreement to combine to create a premiere global carrier. The new entity will operate under the name American Airlines. This merger places American Airlines as the largest airline carrier in the world and broadens the Greater Philadelphia region’s reach to key hubs and will offer increased service to existing markets and service to new cities.
This is exciting news as it is critical to our regional business community that the Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) provides a full pattern of international and domestic service to connect our region to the global economy.
We would like to congratulate fellow CEO Council for Growth member Doug Parker, who will serve as the new CEO, and his team. We look forward to working with Mr. Parker and American Airlines to continue to provide safe and efficient operations and the highest level of customer service to the Greater Philadelphia community, consumers, and the population that connects through PHL.
A copy of the press release can be found here.