Merger, Wright amendment’s end bringing big changes to Dallas air travel
November 17, 2013
By Terry Maxon
“You’ve a whole bunch of things going on,” economist Bernard Weinstein said. “You’ve got the consummation of the merger between American Airlines and US Airways. You’ve got the Wright amendment going away. You’ve got the DART line arriving at Terminal A [at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport] next year.”
But 2014 will also be a year filled with uncertainty. Will the merger go well? Will the expiration of the Wright amendment spur new competition and low fares? Will the economy stay strong enough to keep U.S. airlines, and in particular the two based in North Texas, profitable?
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