DALLAS (AP) — American Airlines and US Airways will merge and create the world's biggest airline. The boards of both companies approved the deal late Wednesday, according to four people close to the situation.
Delta Air Lines Inc. agreed to buy the 49% stake in Richard Branson’s Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd. held by Singapore Airlines Ltd. for $360 million to boost its share of the lucrative trans-Atlantic travel market.
Virgin, the biggest long-haul rival to British Airways at London’s Heathrow airport, will also join forces with Atlanta- based Delta for the operation of flights between Europe and North America, the companies said today in a statement.
Directors at AMR Corp.’s American Airlines and US Airways Group Inc. approved an US$11-billion merger that will create the world’s largest carrier and shrink the U.S. industry to three dominant companies, people familiar with the matter said.
The airlines’ boards voted today after the two sides agreed to final terms, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the talks are private. Those decisions set the stage for an announcement tomorrow, the people said.
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