From April 8, most flight operations, maintenance and dispatch procedures will be identical for all of the two carriers’ flights. Air traffic control communications will refer to all American and US Airways flights with the call sign ‘American’.

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Nearly 250 of the regional jets operated on the American Eagle network ‒ into which the US Airways Express regional network will be absorbed as the US Airways name gradually disappears ‒ will have in-flight wireless Internet service installed by 2016.

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The codeshare will initially cover nearly all of the two carriers’ transatlantic flights. Customers now have access to British Airways flights to London from 21 U.S. destinations, and British Airways is codesharing on US Airways’ flights to Charlotte and Philadelphia from 17 European destinations.

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US Airways brings 28 transatlantic routes to the oneworld members’ joint business, including non-stop services from the United States to 18 European destinations. Munich, Athens and Amsterdam are three of them.

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TAM and US Airways significantly expand the oneworld alliance in many key areas. Together, they increase the number of passengers carried annually across the alliance network by a third, adding another 120 million customers a year.

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On March 8, Embraer Commercial Aviation marks a milestone in its E-Jets production program – the 10-year anniversary of the first aircraft deliveries.

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American and US Airways launched the initial phase of their codeshare on January 13. From February 6, the second phase extends the codeshare to nearly all flights throughout their combined global network.

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Southwest Airlines and JetBlue Airways are both big winners in the auctioning of American Airlines and US Airways slots at Washington Reagan National Airport that the U.S. government required in order for American and US Airways to complete their merger in December.

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American Airlines Group Inc. is dropping 17 destinations from its schedule at Washington Reagan National Airport and three major cities from its New York LaGuardia schedule, but is adding new service to 10 cities from LaGuardia.

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Based on the list price for the Bombardier CRJ900 NextGen, the manufacturer values the firm order at approximately US$1.42 billion. This could increase to approximately US$3.38 billion if American Airlines converts the 40 options into firm orders.

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American Airlines will configure its Embraer 175s with 12 First Class, 20 Main Cabin Extra and 44 Main Cabin seats, providing a total of 76 seats per aircraft. Delivery of the first Embraer 175 from the order for 60 is scheduled for the first quarter of 2015.

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US Airways will join the oneworld alliance on March 31, 2014, as a result of the December 9 completion of its merger with alliance founding member American Airlines. All of US Airways’ regional-airline affiliates, operating under the US Airways Express brand, will also transition to oneworld at the same time.

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The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York has approved the settlement that AMR Corporation and US Airways Group, Inc. reached with the DOJ and several U.S. states of the lawsuit the two companies filed against them. It has also ruled that the merger may be consummated despite the fact a private antitrust lawsuit is still pending against the two companies.

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US Airways is launching daily non-stop service to São Paulo in Brazil from Charlotte in North Carolina, its largest hub, on June 8. The airline will operate its service to Brazil’s largest city with Boeing 767-200ER aircraft seating 18 in Envoy and 186 in the main cabin.

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Shannon Airport represents the carrier’s second destination in Ireland, Dublin being the other one. US Airways will operate its seasonal Philadelphia-Shannon service until September 6.

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All board members of AMR Corporation, the parent company of American Airlines, Inc., and US Airways Group, Inc. have unanimously approved a merger agreement for the two companies to combine to create what is likely to be the world’s largest airline.

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US Airways will begin non-stop, daily year-round service from its international gateway at Philadelphia International Airport to Salt Lake City, Utah on June 8.

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US Airways is launching new codeshare agreements with fellow Star Alliance member carriers Avianca and South African Airways. The U.S. airline is also expanding its codeshare with TACA, another subsidiary of the AviancaTaca Holdings group and also a Star Alliance member.

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US Airways will operate its service between Charlotte and London Heathrow with Airbus A330-300 widebodies seating 28 in Envoy, the airline’s international business class, and 263 in the main cabin.

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