US Airways http://wesa.fm en American Airlines Relocating Moon Operations Center to Texas http://wesa.fm/post/american-airlines-relocating-moon-operations-center-texas <p>Though it has been speculated it would happen since the merger between American Airlines and US Airways, it was made official Friday.</p><p>American Airlines announced it is moving its operation center in Moon Township to Dallas. That means 600 jobs will leave the area.</p><p>“I guess the good news is, those 600 will be hired, they have the option of working, obviously they’ll have to relocate, and they’ll have to move to Dallas,” said Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald.</p><p>For this region, he said the announcement is not good news, thought it wasn’t unexpected.</p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 20:58:27 +0000 Deanna Garcia 23306 at http://wesa.fm Proposed Settlement Would Allow US Airways-American Merger http://wesa.fm/post/proposed-settlement-would-allow-us-airways-american-merger <p>The Justice Department says it has reached an agreement permitting the $11 billion merger of American Airlines and US Airways, creating the world's biggest airline.</p><p>In August, the federal government, along with Pennsylvania and five other states, sued to block the merger, claiming it would restrict competition and drive up prices for consumers on hundreds of routes around the country.</p><p>The airlines have said their deal would increase competition by creating another big competitor to United Airlines and Delta Air Lines, which grew through recent mergers.</p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 22:18:50 +0000 Kevin Gavin & The Associated Press 19695 at http://wesa.fm PA Joins Fight to Block US Airways/American Airlines Merger http://wesa.fm/post/pa-joins-fight-block-us-airwaysamerican-airlines-merger <p>Pennsylvania has joined five other states and the U.S. Justice Department in filing suit to block the proposed merger of US Airways and American Airlines. The civil lawsuit claims the consolidation would hurt competition and lead to higher prices for flyers.</p><p>Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane and her counterparts in Arizona — the home of American West which merged with US Airways in 2005 — Florida, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Washington, D.C. are challenging the $11 billion consolidation that was announced in February.</p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 16:39:33 +0000 Kevin Gavin 14844 at http://wesa.fm Teamsters Want To Represent US Airways Workers http://wesa.fm/post/teamsters-want-represent-us-airways-workers <p>US Airways mechanics could be voting soon to trade in their old union for new representation.</p><p>The International Brotherhood of Teamsters has fielded the needed papers with the National Mediation Board requesting an election. The union says it has collected 2,800 signatures from the 4,500 US Airways mechanics who are currently represented by the International Association of Machinists.</p> Wed, 08 May 2013 19:20:59 +0000 Mark Nootbaar 9205 at http://wesa.fm US Airways' Moon Township Op Center Could Close Due To Merger http://wesa.fm/post/us-airways-moon-township-op-center-could-close-due-merger <p>When US Airways and American Airlines announced their $11 billion merger on February 14, the new company was expected to retain fleet and ground service in Pittsburgh, with flight operations located in Moon&nbsp;Township.</p><p>But now that might not be the case after US Airways Chairman Doug Parker, who will be CEO of the new American Airlines, told employees last week that the Pittsburgh-area Operations and Control Center (OOC) could be shut down in a few years.</p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 21:18:48 +0000 Kevin Gavin 6126 at http://wesa.fm