American Airlines 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 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