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February 14, 2013

DFW Airport looking forward to opening new Terminal A section with the merged carrier

With its newly-renovated Terminal A section for American Airlines scheduled to open in two weeks, Dallas/Fort Worth Airport chief executive Jeff Fegan said he is looking forward to working with the merged airline.

American, US Airways and American Eagle provide about 86 percent of the flights out of DFW, Fegan said in a statement released on Thursday.

"As the largest hub airport in the American Airlines system, DFW has the geographic location, capacity, world-class customer service and competitive cost structure needed to ensure the success of American’s future operations," Fegan said. "DFW stands ready to continue working collectively with the new American on our mutual success and for the benefit of travelers worldwide as well as the citizens of Dallas/Fort Worth."

Keep reading for his full statement.

-Andrea Ahles

Statement from DFW Airport chief executive Jeff Fegan

We at DFW Airport look forward to extending our long and fruitful collaboration with the American Airlines and US Airways teams as they embark on a new era following their merger announcement.

As the largest hub airport in the American Airlines system, DFW has the geographic location, capacity, world-class customer service and competitive cost structure needed to ensure the success of American’s future operations. DFW stands ready to continue working collectively with the new American on our mutual success and for the benefit of travelers worldwide as well as the citizens of Dallas/Fort Worth.

We expect to be working closely with the newly merged airline as it sets a course for the future and combines its respective operations over the coming months.

American Airlines, its subsidiary American Eagle and US Airways together provide about 86% of the flights at DFW Airport. Moving forward, their collective success is obviously vital to the success of DFW Airport, and the newly merged airline will continue as an important contributor to the Dallas/Fort Worth economy and a major piece of the United States aviation and transportation infrastructure needed to connect our region to the world.

We are confident the future is bright for the new American Airlines, its employees and customers, our community and our Airport.

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TiredOfPanderingANDREA

If DFW had a "competitive cost structure", Southwest Airlines would be the dominant carrier there. Let's face it, both DFW and AA/US Air are outdated, overpriced, bloated leviathans left over from the days of the CAA and over-regulation. They are neither cost-efficient nor user-friendly.

Unfortunately, now that ANDREA has this ridiculous merger to swoon over, that's all we'll be hearing about for the next 18 months.

whitey

well I quess andrea will have to kiss a-- to doug now. hopefully andrea will be fired from the aa payroll.

Whitey is DC8 and TOPA is a moron

Wow! So refreshing to see these two morons continuing to complain about their miserable existence.

Time to get lives you worthless cretins.

TiredOfPanderingANDREA

Got your attention, didn't we?

mike

aa/us will be a success....and to the andrea haters....if southwest is so great then why does it continue to operate out of low rent airports? why dont they step up and challenge the big boys? just let me know when your loving southwest starts flying to london,tokyo,shanghai or rio ...then i might call them an AIRLINE ..till then they are merely low rent cattle cars

mike

well whitey and tired of pandering....you might try goint to school and get a degree in journalism before you complain about andrea.....jealousy will get you no where.....so you just keep on flying your low rent southwest...oh yeah they dont fly intl over a few hundred miles, dont connect luggage, handle animals, or ship dangerous goods do they...just a low rent bus service in the air ....race for your seat whitey and pandering

reese

I agree with Mike, the AA/US Merger should be successful with All Employees ONBOARD and the success of the New American is GOOD for the Metroplex. Southwest will never be a serious contender for International Service and the token Mexico and Caribbean flights THEY may offer is hardly what Anyone would consider Int'l. Southwest is a "Cattlecar Operation" moving people......some people like Them, as for Me....No Way.

whitey

well mike. you must be a Texan or hill chicano. go back to your cubicle at amon carter. that's if you still have a job.at least swa makes money. and that's what counts.they also treat their employees like real people.

DB

Under current gov't cuts the merger will not go. No budget to do it. You got to call the right guys in Washington at the FAA and ask.

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