US Airways and American Airlines may merge soon

A deal expected between the two airliners in the next two weeks

It’s been rumored for months: US Airways Group Inc. plans to merge with the struggling AMR Corp., the parent company of American Airlines (AA). And according to sources who spoke to Thomson Reuters, a deal could be penned in the next two weeks.

Sources familiar with the case say the airlines are in the final stages of the merger deal, but are still trying to work through two major issues: valuation and management structure. Sources say that although the US Airways and AMR, which is currently in bankruptcy, may still be far apart, a lot of progress has been made in getting the deal done.


Cathleen Flahardy

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