American Airlines to Delay Merging One Last Major IT System
American Airlines, which became the world’s largest airline following its merger with US Airways, said on Wednesday that it was delaying one of the last major steps in integrating the two airlines into one.
In an interview with Bloomberg News, a spokesman for the airline, Matt Miller, said that the integration of systems that manage flight attendant operations had turned out to be “more complex” than originally thought and that it no longer has a target date for this phase of the merger. The most recent target date was the spring of 2017. Before that, it was the end of 2016.
American completed the merging of its reservations and passenger service systems at the end of 2015 without the hiccups that plagued similar moves by other airlines.
The Fort Worth-based carrier said it is, however, on schedule to integrate the systems that manage pilot operations in September. The move will allow the airline to position aircraft at any base and pilots to fly both legacy American and legacy US Airways routes.
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