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In this Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011, file photo, a plane flies over New Jersey with the full moon in the background, in Newark, N.J. The merger of US Airways and American Airlines has given birth to a mega airline with more passengers than any other in the world. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File) Copyright 2011, The Associated Press.

American, US Airways announce $11 billion merger

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DALLAS (AP) — American Airlines and US Airways agreed Thursday to merge in an $11 billion deal that would create the world's biggest airline.


The combined carrier will be called American Airlines and be based in Fort Worth. It expects to have $40 billion in annual revenue and offer more than 6,700 daily flights to 336 destinations in 56 countries.

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