American Airlines and US Airways will drop year-round, daily nonstop flights from Washington’s Reagan National Airport to Detroit, San Diego and 15 other cities because of the deal they made to win government approval of their merger.
Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli says US Airways and American Airlines will continue service for the next five years to every Virginia airport they currently serve under an agreement reached with the state.
The Justice Department says it has reached an agreement to allow American Airlines and US Airways to merge, creating the world’s biggest airline.
The CEO of Southwest Airlines Co. assumes that American and US Airways will eventually merge, and he wants some of their takeoff and landing rights at Reagan National Airport outside Washington.
The Justice Department and a number of state attorneys general on Tuesday challenged a proposed $11 billion merger between US Airways Group Inc. and American Airlines’ parent company, AMR Corp.