US Airways and American Merger Approved

Creating the world’s largest airline, American Airlines and US Airways agreed to a merger after board approval at both companies late Wednesday.

The new airline will keep the American Airlines name. Current US Air CEO, Doug Parker, will become the new airline’s chief executive. American’s CEO will become the chairman.

FlyerTalkers have had instant reaction to the news.

The deal has been in the works since last summer. An official statement is expected to be made Thursday morning.

Update: FlyerTalk threads on the news have exploded with reaction. Check out the latest:

It’s Official! AA-US Merger

American Airlines and US Airways approve merger: just the facts, please

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