American Airline Loses Title As World’s Largest Airline

American Airlines

American Airlines parent AMR Corp. and US Airways Group Inc. officially announced their merger Monday, creating the world’s largest airline and likely marking the end to a wave of major-carrier consolidation that has helped put U.S. airlines on more sound financial footing.

The merged airline will take the American Airlines name and will be bigger than Chicago-based United Airlines. It will have a global network with nearly 6,700 daily flights to more than 330 destinations in more than 50 countries and more than 100,000 employees worldwide.

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