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Agreement Reached in Airline Merger

The proposed merger is expected to create the world's largest airline.
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – American Airlines and US Airways have reached a settlement with the Justice Department which will allow the airlines to complete their planned merger.

US Air operates several flights from State College to Philadelphia daily. The proposed merger is expected to create the world’s largest airline.

Low-cost airlines are viewing the agreement as good news, as it requires the carriers to sell slots at seven airports. Before the agreement was reached, the two airlines would have controlled nearly 70% of the take-off and landing slots at Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C.

Under the agreement, the airlines must reduce their presence at seven airports:
  • Boston Logan
  • Chicago O’Hare
  • Dallas' Love Field
  • Los Angeles International
  • Miami International
  • New York LaGuardia
  • Reagan National – Washington, D.C.
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