US Airways

Delta’s Q3 Profits May Not Bode Well for American-US Merger

Delta’s Q3 Profits May Not Bode Well for American-US Merger

While American Airlines and US Airways point to recent mergers in the industry (including United Airlines’ 2010 merger with Continental, and Delta Air Lines’ 2008 merger with Northwest) as justification for their own planned combination in the face of the Department of Justice lawsuit that seeks to block it, American’s and US Airways’ managers may want to reconsider using Delta as a shining example of how consolidation in the airline …

US Airways Adds Service from Charlotte to Barcelona, Brussels, Lisbon, and Manchester

US Airways Adds Service from Charlotte to Barcelona, Brussels, Lisbon, and Manchester

US Airways announced the addition of four new international routes from its hub at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport in North Carolina on Monday.
Starting this spring, the Phoenix-based airline will add nonstop service to Barcelona, Spain; Brussels, Belgium; Lisbon, Portugal; and Manchester, England.  U.S. Airways also flies to these destinations from Philadelphia International Airport.
Service to Barcelona, Lisbon, and Manchester will begin on May 22, 2014.  The Brussels flight will begin to operate …

American, US Air Won’t Appeal Court’s Ruling on Access to DOJ Information

American, US Air Won’t Appeal Court’s Ruling on Access to DOJ Information

American Airlines and US Airways said on Monday that they will not appeal a special master’s ruling that turned down their request for documents and information from the Department of Justice.
The two airlines, which announced plans to merge in February, are defending a suit filed by the Department of Justice in August challenging their planned merger.  A number of state attorneys general are part of the suit as well.  The …

American-US Air Merger Suffers Additional Setbacks

American-US Air Merger Suffers Additional Setbacks

The planned merger between American Airlines and US Airways suffered several setbacks Thursday after the airlines’ requests for documents and information from the Department of Justice were rejected.
A special master tasked with overseeing some pretrial portions of the suit filed in August rejected the airlines’ motion for access to DOJ materials about the department’s review of recent airline mergers that received antitrust approval.
The special master, Richard Levie, a retired judge, …

AA-US Air Ruling May Not Come Until January, Texas AG Drops Opposition to Merger

AA-US Air Ruling May Not Come Until January, Texas AG Drops Opposition to Merger

The judge overseeing the Department of Justice antitrust case that seeks to block the merger of American Airlines and US Airways said Tuesday that the trial will proceed as planned on November 25.  The ruling by U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly followed a request for a stay by the DOJ, citing the government shutdown.
While the judge wrote that the stay would be “inappropriate for a number of reasons” including the …

DOJ Requests Stay in American-US Air Antitrust Suit, Citing Shutdown

DOJ Requests Stay in American-US Air Antitrust Suit, Citing Shutdown

The U.S. Department of Justice, which is suing to block the merger of American Airlines and US Airways, requested a stay of proceedings due to the federal government shutdown on Tuesday.
“Absent an appropriation, the Department of Justice attorneys and employees are generally prohibited from working, even on a voluntary basis,” said the Justice Department in its motion.
“This is creating difficulties for the Department to perform the functions necessary to support …

American, US Airways Extend Merger Agreement Deadline

American, US Airways Extend Merger Agreement Deadline

American Airlines parent AMR and US Airways, whose planned merger has been put on hold by the Department of Justice thanks to an antitrust lawsuit filed in August, said on Monday that both parties have agreed to extend the outside date at which either can terminate their merger agreement.
Citing the trial schedule for the Department of Justice litigation, which calls for the trial to begin in late November, the two …