US Airways’ CEO Parker presses case for merger with American – USATODAY.com

A US Airways A319 takes to the skies in Columbus this past April. Photo: Corey Betke – OPShots Contributor //

The head of the nation’s fourth-biggest network airline says he hasn’t been able to press his case with American Airlines’ executives and its creditors that the best path out of bankruptcy for the nation’s third-biggest network airline is to merge with him.So he’s taking his case public. He told USA TODAY’s Editorial Board on Wednesday that the only way American — and US Airways, for that matter — can survive is to combine to compete with giants United and Delta, the nation’s biggest carriers, which have gone through mergers of their own in the last four years. MORE: Q&A with US Airways execs about fliers’ frustrations”What we’re talking about here is a proposal not to break up the company, but rather, to make it stronger,” he said. “We’re — unfortunately, because of the bankruptcy process — having a little bit of trouble.”

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I started OPShots in June 2006 as a place to share and display aviation photos without the often restrictive policies of other aviation websites. I want to share my love of aviation with fellow aviation geeks and provide a spotlight on Cleveland Hopkins International airport in the process.

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