AMR US Airways
FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2011, file photo, an American Airlines employee helps passengers check-in at a ticketing counter at Dallas Fort Worth Airport in Dallas. US Airways has struck deals with labor unions at American Airlines to win their support for a possible merger that could save about 6,200 jobs at American, or nearly half the jobs that American wants to eliminate. The three unions at American said in a statement that a merger with US Airways is the best way to fix American and its parent, AMR Corp., which filed for bankruptcy protection in November. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez, File)
Posted: Wednesday, July 18, 2012 11:36 am
Updated: 8:13 am, Thu Jul 19, 2012.
The CEO of US Airways says the airline may or may not be willing to wait for a merger until after American Airlines emerges from bankruptcy protection.
Doug Parker runs US Airways Group Inc. and has been vocal about wanting to merge with American. He said in a speech on Wednesday that US Airways is ready to talk about a merger now. But he says there's no guarantee that will be the case forever.
Parker spoke at the National Press Club in Washington.
American filed for bankruptcy protection in November. Its CEO initially resisted the idea of merging with US Airways, but recently American has said it will study various merger options. A combined American and US Airways would rival United as the world's largest airline.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 11:36 am.
Updated: 8:13 am.