US Air CEO: High fuel costs push mergers

NEW YORK, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- High fuel costs will prompt major airlines to merge as a way of controlling operating costs, US Airways Group Inc.'s chief said in New York Wednesday.

US Airways trims Pittsburgh service

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- US Airways Group Inc. will end Pittsburgh service to six cities -- including Chicago and Denver -- as it cuts flights to 68 a day from 108, the airline said.

US Air chief apologizes for computer botch

PHILADELPHIA, May 15 (UPI) -- US Airways' chief executive apologized to shareholders in Philadelphia Tuesday for management's botching the airline's switch to a new reservation system.

US Air CEO gets jail for drunken driving

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Feb. 20 (UPI) -- US Airways Chief Executive Officer Doug Parker was sentenced to a day in jail Tuesday for driving while intoxicated, the Arizona airline said.

US Airways chief had DUI arrests in past

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Feb. 10 (UPI) -- US Airways has confirmed its chief executive officer was involved in alcohol-related violations in his 20s. Doug Parker was arrested on a drunken driving charge on Jan. 31 hours after his airline's bid for Delta was rejected, the airline said Friday.

US Airways CEO arrested for drunk driving

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Feb. 9 (UPI) -- US Airways' chief executive was arrested on a drunken driving charge hours after his airline's bid for Delta Air Lines was rejected, the airline said Friday.

US Airways withdraws Delta bid

TEMPE, Ariz., Jan. 31 (UPI) -- US Airways Wednesday abandoned its $10 billion takeover bid for Delta Air Lines after Delta's creditors committee backed Delta's standalone reorganization plan.

Airline CEOs argue on Delta, USAir merger

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Delta Air Lines CEO Gerald Grinstein slammed US Airways' proposed $10.2 billion takeover, calling it "the poster child for the worst kind of merger." Grinstein told the U.S. Senate Commerce and Transportation Committee a combination of the two airlines wo

US Airways not miffed at Delta snub

PHOENIX, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- US Airways, which made an unsolicited $8 billion takeover bid to Delta Air Lines, says it's no surprise that Delta rejected its merger offer.

US Airways offers $8B for Delta Air Lines

TEMPE, Ariz., Nov. 15 (UPI) -- US Airways Group Inc. is offering to buy bankrupt Delta Air Lines Inc. for about $8 billion in cash and stock.

America West confident of US Airways deal

TEMPE, Ariz., June 1 (UPI) -- The head of the America West, the Arizona airline set to buy US Airways, is not worried other bidders may scotch his acquisition plans.

America West declines to bid for ATA

PHOENIX, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- America West Holdings Corp., of Phoenix, the parent company of America West Airlines, declined to bid for bankrupt ATA's assets Thursday, America West said. America West had said it might acquire ATA, headquartered in Indianapolis, which is restructuring
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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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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Doug Parker."
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