In 2012, the US Airways management team led by CEO Doug Parker and President Scott Kirby took to the road to sell Wall Street, Washington, the public and a skeptical airline industry on an audacious plan—their intention to merge with much larger American Airlines, which at the time was undergoing a tortuous restructuring under bankruptcy protection. Fast-forward four years: The combined carrier is profitable, with $6.3 billion in full-year 2015 profits, and is the largest in the world, ...


Register now for free access to "American Airlines Executes On Merger Promises" and other premium content selected daily by our editors. 


Current magazine subscribers: digital access to articles associated with your subscription are now included at no added charge to you. Simply use your subscriber email to log in to your account (or contact us for assistance in updating your account).
Current Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) enterprise and individual members: please go to for access.


Already registered? here.