Coverage of the merger between American Airlines and US Airways

Pa. Officials Ask US Airways to Keep Pittsburgh Flight Center

Saturday, Mar 30, 2013  |  Updated 11:36 AM CDT
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Pa. Officials Ask US Airways to Keep Pittsburgh Flight Center

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Pennsylvania officials have urged US Airways executives not to move 600 jobs from suburban Pittsburgh to Texas in a merger with American Airlines.

Aides to Gov. Tom Corbett said Friday it's too early to say if taxpayer-funded incentives could be part of the approach to keeping the US Airways jobs at a flight operations control center.

American parent AMR. Corp. is based in Fort Worth, Texas.

US Airways CEO Doug Parker has said the airline as a result of the merger could close the $32 million suburban Pittsburgh center in a couple years. It would consolidate with American's larger facility in the Dallas area.

Parker says no decision has been made but the new combined company won't need two flight operations control centers.


American Airlines Merger:
Complete coverage of the merger between American Airlines and US Airways into the newly-formed Fort Worth-based company, American Airlines Group (AAL). Click here for more.

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