American Airlines Group to merge styles on the ground

DALLAS, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- American Airlines Group Chief Executive Officer Doug Parker said the new U.S. carrier would merge the corporate styles of its two predecessors.

Antitrust lawsuit against US Airways and AA dropped

WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- The U.S. Justice Department said Tuesday it had dropped an antitrust lawsuit against American and US Airways in exchange for low-cost options for consumers.

US Airways, AA, extend merger deadline

DALLAS, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- American Airlines and US Airways said Monday they had extended a merger deadline, while the U.S. Department of Justice sues the companies to block the deal.

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Severance for AA's Horton: About $20M

FORT WORTH, Texas, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Chief Executive Officer Tom Horton will leave American Airlines post-merger with a nearly $20 million severance package, a regulatory fling says.
American-US Airways announce merger

American-US Airways announce merger

DALLAS, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- The boards controlling American Airlines and US Airways announced an $11 billion merger Thursday that creates the world's largest airline.

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Markets close lower ... American-US Airways merger nearly complete ... Diesel cars growing as an option ... Consumer credit rose in fourth quarter ... News from United Press International.

American-US Airways merger nearly complete

FORT WORTH, Texas, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- American Airlines and US Airways were tying up final details on a merger that would create the world's largest airline, people close to the negotiations said.

US Airways CEO: No need to rush a merger

FORT WORTH, Texas, July 5 (UPI) -- US Airways Chief Executive Officer Doug Parker said the company could bide its time in its bid to merge with bankrupt U.S. rival American Airlines.
American Airlines' unions push for merger with US Airways

American Airlines' unions push for merger with US Airways

NEW YORK, April 20 (UPI) -- American Airlines' three largest unions said they have agreed to a labor deal with rival US Airways, paving the way for a merger between the two U.S. carriers.

US Airways says it well positioned

TEMPE, Ariz., April 14 (UPI) -- US Airways Chief Executive Officer Doug Parker said the U.S. carrier had its "house in order" and could withstand a year of falling revenue.

Fuel costs drive airline profits down

TEMPE, Ariz., July 22 (UPI) -- US Airways Group, Inc. said its second quarter losses were reflective of the rising cost of jet fuel, a problem plaguing the airline industry.
US Airways considers $2 billion 'hole'

US Airways considers $2 billion 'hole'

TEMPE, Ariz., June 12 (UPI) -- US Airways expects its jet fuel costs to rise by $2 billion in 2008, its chief executive officer said.
United, US Airways merger off

United, US Airways merger off

CHICAGO, May 30 (UPI) -- Two U.S. airlines, United Airlines and US Airways, have scuttled merger talks because United is about to align itself with Continental Airlines, sources say.

United turns to second choice Tuesday

CHICAGO, April 29 (UPI) -- Combining United Airlines with US Airways Group is not as good a fit as a United merger with Continental, industry analysts said Tuesday.
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Doug Parker
America West Airlines President and Chief Executive Offiver Doug Parker unveils the new aircraft paint scheme to be used by his company on August 23, 2005 at the Charlotte Douglas International Airport in Charlotte, N.C., during a cross-country promotional flight. America West and US Airways are in the process of merging and will keep the name US Airways. Parker will be the head of the merged company. (UPI Photo/Nell Redmond)

William Douglas Parker is the current chairman and Chief Executive Officer of US Airways.

Parker has been with US Airways since June 1995, when he joined as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of America West Airlines. He additionally held titles as Executive Vice President, corporate group, and Chief Operating Officer before being elected Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of America West in September 2001. He continued as CEO of US Airways following the merger with America West Airlines in 2005. Under his tenure as CEO, he made an unsuccessful bid to merge US Airways and Delta Air Lines in 2007.

Before joining America West Airlines, Parker was at American Airlines from 1986-1991, and was Vice President and Assistant Treasurer at Northwest Airlines from 1991-1995.

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