My big fat American airline

US Airways planes sit on the tarmac at Charlotte/Douglas International Airport on September 1, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

American Airlines and US Airways have officially announced their long-suspected merger. Together, the companies will become the largest air carrier in the world. The new airline will be called American Airlines and will be based in Fort Worth, Texas. It will be run by the current CEO of US Airways, Doug Parker.

Robert Isom, the COO of US Airways and John Snook, the Senior Vice Presdeint of Customer Service at American Airlines, join Marketplace Morning Report host Jeremy Hobson to talk about the challenges of the coming merger and their hopes for the future.


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Jeremy Hobson is host of Marketplace Morning Report, where he looks at business news from a global perspective to prepare listeners for the day ahead.


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