US Air-American Exec: Prices Will Remain Stable

By Jared Shelly | Philadelphia Business Journal
|  Monday, Dec 9, 2013  |  Updated 5:41 PM EDT
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American Airlines emerged from bankruptcy protection and US Airways culminated its long pursuit of a merger partner as the two completed their deal Monday to create the world's biggest airline.

Ray Villeda, NBC 5 News

American Airlines emerged from bankruptcy protection and US Airways culminated its long pursuit of a merger partner as the two completed their deal Monday to create the world's biggest airline.

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With the merger between American Airlines and US Airways becoming official today, many critics believe it will lead to less competition and higher fares.

But an executive of the new American Airlines said it will have plenty of competition from the other two large carriers United Airlines and Delta Air Lines.

"I think prices will be stable," said Bob Ciminelli, American Airlines' vice president of airport customer service for Philadelphia. Ciminelli spoke to reporters at Terminal A of the Philadelphia International Airport on Monday morning.

It will take 18 to 24 months to merge the two airlines together. Read more about this story on PBJ.com

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