US Airways' latest employee update on its merger plans is out, and the company has some interesting things to say about maintaining its hubs and whether or not it will keep American Airlines' new livery.
American and US Airways announced their merger last week, and plan to close on the deal in the third quarter. The new American livery has been a source of much derision, and people have wondered whether the merged airline will keep the tail design.
Here's the company's response from a Q & A in the employee update:
The company also reiterated its promises not to do major cutbacks - a crucial issue for both travelers and employees.
Q. Will you be downsizing any hubs, reservation centers or facilities?
A. This is a merger premised on growth . Our synergies are derived primarily from the revenue benefits of American Airlines’ and US Airways’ complementary networks . Importantly, we expect to maintain all hubs and service to all our current destinations.