american us airways merger 2013

Judge Approves American-US Airways Merger

A federal bankruptcy judge signed off Wednesday on the $11 billion merger of American Airlines and US Airways, clearing the way for the forming of the world's biggest airline.

American-US Airways Merger: A Tale of 2 CEOs, and 1 Had to Go

The battle for control of American Airlines came down to two men who got their start there: CEO Tom Horton, and his old friend and rival, Doug Parker, CEO of US Airways. And after an aggressive courtship, there would be room for only one at the top.