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American/US Airways merge to become world's biggest airline

11:00 PM, Feb 13, 2013   |    comments
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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KSDK) - American Airlines and US Airways are merging. The company will become the world's biggest airline.

The carrier will keep the American name.

The deal has been in the works since August when creditors forced American Airlines to consider a merger rather than remain independent. American Airlines has been under bankruptcy protection since 2011.

As far as Lambert Airport passengers are concerned, things in the short term will stay the same.

Combined the two airlines run about 55 flights per day out of Lambert to ten destinations.

There are no overlapping routes so Lambert officials do not anticipate the cancellation of any flights.

The two airlines will also remain in terminal 1, concourse C.

Lambert officials would not speculate on what this could mean for airline ticket prices or if the merger could impact Southwest Airlines, which considers Lambert a regional hub.

KSDK

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