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American Airlines, US Airways Merger Announced

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(Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

(Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

ATLANTA (WAOK) – American Airlines and US Airways are teaming up to become the biggest airline in the world. The deal values the combined companies at around eleven-billion dollars. The huge carrier will operate under the American Airlines name and will be headquartered in Texas. The deal comes more than a year after American’s bankrupt parent company filed for protection. A significant corporate and operational presence for the huge carrier will remain in Phoenix, Arizona, where US Airways is based.

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