US Airways to switch alliances in 2014

Announcement follows completion of merger

US Airways will join oneworld from March 31, following the completion of its merger yesterday with the alliance-founding member American Airlines. All its regional affiliates operating under the US Airways Express brand will also transition to the alliance at the same time.

Their entry into oneworld with effect from the first flights on March 31 will immediately follow their exit from the Star Alliance with the final flights on March 30. oneworld says that all parties are taking every effort to ensure the transition is “as seamless as possible for customers”.

Until the full integration of American Airlines and US Airways, which will see the combined airline retaining the American Airlines name, US Airways and its regional carriers will operate as oneworld affiliate members, under the American umbrella.

They will offer oneworld’s full range of services and benefits, although some may be phased in shortly after US Airways joins.

Wall Street Journal

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