American Airlines and US Airways have merged their operations to bring its customers a stronger airline that offers greater schedule options, access to more destinations around the globe and a modern, fuel-efficient fleet. The combined company will retain the iconic American Airlines brand name and will be headquartered in Dallas-Fort Worth while maintaining a corporate, operational and hub presence in Phoenix. President, American Airlines, Scott Kirby shared that although AA and US Airways have been legally combined as one company, they are currently functioning as two separate airlines. Starting in the fall, American Airlines Group Inc. will combine the two airlines’ work forces, websites, and reservation systems.
The airline, that is celebrating the final step in their $11 billion merger deal, plans to begin rolling out exciting new benefits such as the ability to earn and redeem miles on both carriers and reciprocal lounge access.