Do Airline Deals Favor Boeing or Airbus?
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Among the assets US Airways (LCC) would bring to a merger is one that its potential partner totally lacks -- an aircraft order.
If United (UAUA) were to merge with US Airways, it would gain access to an order for 92 narrowbody and widebody Airbus aircraft, with a list price around $10 billion, making the France-based airplane maker a likely winner if the two carriers successfully complete a deal.
That would mean Airbus could become the primary supplier for one of the two biggest U.S. airlines, a position it has never occupied.
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