US Airways and American Airlines merger moves closer to actuality
A done deal. That's how Arizona Senator Jeff Flake
describes the merger between Tempe-based US Airways and Texas-based American
Airlines. Flake was asked if
“I understand economics and economies of scale, and I don’t know if anybody believes that for one specific location,” Flake said. “Overall the merger will be a good thing for the airline.”
The Justice Department is currently reviewing the deal. Airline officials maintain the combination will be more efficient, lessening the likelihood of higher air fares.