Philadelphia Could Lose Hub in U.S. Airways Merger

NewsWorks reports:

A new General Accounting Office report questions whether Philadelphia International Airport will remain a hub after the merger of U.S. Airways and American Airlines.

Wharton School of Business professor of management Peter Cappelli says when airlines merge or any business for that matter, even if they promise no changes, eventually things will be streamlined.

” Whether Philadelphia loses is not completely clear. New York is a bigger market, but New York’s got three airports around it so it’s pretty jammed up so it’s not clear to me that Philadelphia will necessarily lose the competition,” he said.

You can read the GAO report here.