American Airlines Merger Helps PHL, CTL, and More

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Last year, American Airlines and US Airways merged to become the largest airline in the world. While several airports lost destinations because of the merger, other airports have benefited from it.

Since the merger was completed, North Carolina’s Charlotte Douglas International Airport has become the second-biggest hub for the airline and one of the world’s most popular airports. It has added services to Evansville, Indiana; Oklahoma City; Tulsa Oklahoma, and most recently, Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Beginning October 2nd, US Airways Express will launch a twice-daily service from Fort Wayne International Airport in Indiana to Charlotte and Philadelphia International Airport in Pennsylvania.

Like Charlotte, Philadelphia has received several other new routes this year, including service to Charleston, West Virginia; Memphis, Tennessee; Cleveland, Ohio and Lexington Kentucky earlier this summer and a recent service to Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Other airports that have expanded their destination list are:

  • Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in Arizona (offering service to Cleveland).
  • Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport in Texas and both Chicago airports in Illinois (offering service to Bismarck, North Dakota).
  • Miami International Airport in Florida (offering service to Viracopos, Brazil and Cap-Haitien, Haiti).
  • JFK International Airport in New York (offering service to Viracopos, Brazil).

The addition of all of these cities means that the new American Airlines has a good opportunity to grow in the Midwest – an area that the company didn’t have much of a presence in prior to the merger.

Heading to one of Philadelphia’s recent destination additions? Don’t forget to take advantage of our Philadelphia Airport parking rates – you’ll save money and enjoy how easy and convenient it is.