US Airways quizzed by Senator

New York travelers will see competitive fares and enhanced global service in a US Airways-Delta merger-allowing for a more financially secure airline for employees of both-US Airways Chairman and CEO Doug Parker has told U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer in a letter.Responding to questions from Schumer, Parker said, “Our new airline will continue to fly to every city currently served by the two airlines today. Customers in those cities will have convenient service to a broader range of destinations on one airline, in one frequent flyer program.

“Our $1.65 billion in synergies creates efficiencies and savings that will allow us to offer more reasonable fares to consumers. It simply doesn’t follow that consolidation should or will lead to higher fares, and we have our own track record - nationally and in New York - to prove it,” continued Parker. To read the entire contents of Parker’s letter and to learn more about US Airways’ proposal to merge with Delta, navigate to