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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»

The air traffic control tower at Tucson International Airport.

A 24-year-old Marine from North Carolina was arrested and charged with making bomb threats aboard an airliner as it was taxiing for departure from Tucson International Airport for Phoenix on Monday morning. Read more»