美国航空与全美航空达成合并协议 American Airlines to Merge with US Airways

14 February, 2013

美国最大的载客航空公司美国航空公司(American Airlines)已与规模较小的竞争者全美航空公司(US Airways)达成一项协议,合并为全球最大的航空公司。

这两家航空公司的董事会于星期三晚间达成合并协议,并将于星期四正式宣布这一决定。

合并后的公司将沿用美国航空公司的名称,新公司将拥有大约9万4千名雇员和900多架飞机,每天有数千次航班。

美国航空与全美航空的合并是过去10年来美国民航业界最近的一起合并,此后美国将只有四家主要航空公司,即美国航空、达美航空(Delta)、联合航空(United)和西南航空(Southwest)。

American Airlines, the biggest passenger airline in the United States, has reached an agreement to merge with smaller competitor US Airways, creating the world's largest airline.

The boards of the two airlines agreed to the merger late Wednesday night. A formal announcement will be made Thursday. 

The combined company, which will retain the American Airlines name, will have about 94,000 employees and a fleet of more than 900 planes servicing thousands of flights every day. 

The American Airlines-US Airways merger is the latest of its kind in the U.S. aviation industry in the past decade, leaving just four major major U.S. airlines -- American, Delta, United and Southwest.