US Airways to Move to American’s Terminal 8 at JFK
US Airways, which is planning to merge with rival American Airlines later this year, will move to American’s Terminal 8 at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport on Wednesday. The airline operates a relatively small number of flights out of JFK, eight on average, mainly to its hubs in Charlotte and Phoenix.
The two airlines announced plans to merge on February 14 of this year but the merger’s closing has been put on hold following an antitrust suit filed by the Department of Justice earlier this month.
US Airways currently operates out of British Airways’ Terminal 7 at JFK, which is also used by the airline’s alliance partners United, Air Canada, and ANA. British Airways is an alliance partner of American.
American’s $1.3 billion Terminal 8 opened in phases starting in 2005 is also used by other members or prospective members of the oneworld alliance including
Air Berlin, American’s regional subsidiary American Eagle, Finnair, LAN, Qatar Airways, Royal Jordanian, and TAM.
US Airways will reportedly use gates 34, 36, 38, and 40.
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