DALLAS (CBSMiami) – The long-awaited merger between American Airlines and US Airways Group has finally been approved by the boards of the two air carriers.
The $11 billion all-stock merger deal creates the world’s largest air carrier, according to a joint announcement from the airlines in an article from the News Service of Florida.READ MORE: South Florida Family Encourages Booster Shots After Vaccinated Relative Dies Of COVID-19
Miami International Airport is home to American Airlines’ second-largest hub.
Fitch Ratings released a report Wednesday that said Miami, which is a gateway to Latin America for many carriers, could remain a “solid franchise” under the merger with its operational performance remaining intact.READ MORE: 'Unacceptable,' South Florida Haitian Leaders Outraged Over What Happened In Del Rio, Texas
US Airways confirmed the news at 6:45 am on Thursday on its Twitter account saying, “We are proud to announce @AmericanAir & @USAirways are coming together to create the new American.”
Read about the terms of the agreement in the full article.MORE NEWS: COVID-19 Death Toll Tops 53,000 In Florida
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