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American Airlines planes sit on the tarmac at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport on Saturday, April 25, 2020.

At least 70 American Airlines ground crew at Phoenix's Sky Harbor have tested positive for coronavirus, including four that required hospitalization. The numbers are expected to climb as more workers from the 1,000-member “below the wing” crews are tested. Read more»

COVID-19 is a respiratory virus that was first detected late last year in Wuhan, an industrial city of 11 million in eastern China. So far, more than 2,200 people have died, mostly in China.

Passenger information gets checked and re-checked at airports all over the world, but when it comes to tracking COVID-19, that data has, at times, taken days to reach health officials. Read more»

Travelers line up at a security checkpoint at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. While airline service improved last year, passenger complaints were also up.

Airline passengers got slightly better service last year – but they weren’t happy about it. The 2016 Airline Quality Rating said domestic carriers did a slightly better job with on-time performance, baggage handling and denied boardings in 2015, up from a down year in 2014. Read more»

In another step toward their merger, American Airlines is joining US Airways in Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport’s Terminal 4. Read more»

US Airways would move from its current headquarters in Tempe to new headquarters in Texas, under a merger with American Airlines, but Phoenix Sky Harbor would remain a hub for US Airways flights and daily service would continue there and the Tucson, Yuma and Flagstaff.

US Airways and American Airlines said they expect to complete their long-planned merger by Dec. 9, after a federal bankruptcy judge on Wednesday removed the final hurdle to the deal. Read more»

The Justice Department says that in other instances when low-cost carriers have been given access to gates at airports – as it has proposed in the US Airways-American Airlines settlement – the number of passengers has gone up and prices have gone down.

The Justice Department said Tuesday it has settled its lawsuit to block the merger of American Airlines and Tempe-based US Airways, after the carriers agreed to concessions aimed at preserving competition in the industry. Read more»

Vinod Rajpal, a US Airways worker from Washington Reagan National Airport, cheers at a Washington rally by employees of US Airways and American Airlines in support of their airlines’ merger.

U.S. Airways and American Airlines workers from 30 states rallied on Capitol Hill Wednesday, urging Congress to block a Justice Department antitrust lawsuit against the planned merger of the two airlines. Read more»

Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne, Republican Arizona House Speaker Andy Tobin, Sunnyside Governing Board member Buck Crouch, talk show host Emil Franzi, Ward 2 Tucson City Councilman Paul Cunningham. Read more»

Arizona joined the Justice Department and five other states to block the merger of Phoenix-based US Airways with Texas-based American Airlines. The $11 billion merger would have created the nation’s largest airline, but opponents called it anti-competitive and said it would hurt consumers.

Arizona joined a Justice Department lawsuit Tuesday to block the proposed merger of Tempe-based US Airways and American Airlines, saying the merger would eliminate competition and hurt consumers with higher airfares and fewer choices. Read more»

US Airways Group Chairman and CEO Douglas Parker, left, and American Airlines Senior Vice President Gary Kennedy testify on the proposed merger of their airlines and the benefits they say it will bring consumers.

Executives from American Airlines and US Airways appeared Wednesday before a Senate subcommittee, at least the third time this year they have been called to testify on the proposed merger of their two airlines. Read more»

US Airways CEO Doug Parker, left, and American Airlines CEO Thomas Horton testify before a Senate subcommittee on the planned merger of their airlines, which they said would benefit consumers. Among the benefits, they said, are the possibility of more international flights to Phoenix.

The CEOs of American Airlines and US Airways told a Senate Judiciary subcommittee Tuesday that not only would a merger of their airlines not hurt Phoenix, it could bring more international flights to the city. Read more»

A US Airways executive repeated assurances in Washington on Tuesday that the company plans to maintain a significant corporate presence in Phoenix after its proposed merger with Texas-based American Airlines. Read more»

Here's Arizona's "positive business climate" at work: The combined American Airlines/US Airways will move its headquarters to Dallas-Fort Worth. That pretty much says it all. This is a devastating loss for Phoenix and its competitiveness. It will affect Sky Harbor much more seriously and negatively than anyone wants to imagine. Read more»

US Airways CEO Doug Parker said a merger with American Airlines, which filed for bankruptcy protection in November, would make both companies stronger than if they remained separate. But he cautioned that now is the time to merge, not after American’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy is over.

Tempe-based US Airways does not need to merge with American Airlines to remain viable, but consolidation would create a stronger competitor than either business can be on its own, US Airways CEO Doug Parker said Wednesday. Read more»

American Airlines' parent company, AMR Corporation, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, in a move AMR says is in the best interest of the company and its shareholders. Read more»

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