Built less than six years ago, a state-of-the-art flight operations control center in Moon will be closing and the work transferred to Texas, a casualty in the American Airlines-US Airways merger.
American Airlines announced Friday that it intends to consolidate flight operations in Dallas-Fort Worth over the next 18 months, costing the region a facility built specifically for the needs of US Airways and the 600 jobs that go with it.
“It’s pretty sad for the people that have been here for a long time,” said Danny Persuit, president of Transport Workers Union Local 545, which represents 164 employees at the center.
In a separate action, American also plans to transfer 53 mechanics out of Pittsburgh in what it said was an annual maintenance “rebalancing” unrelated to the merger.
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Haha – I read your headline and thought US Airways was working on moon flights! Gotta get my head out of the astronomy books…
Hee hee 🙂
Just what we need here in the Pittsburgh area,losing 600 jobs.
The US Air Flight Operations was tax-payer funded. Now,the airline is saying “screw you” to the Pittsburgh tax payer who funded this operation.
I would like to thank the powers-that-be for screwing the people who made your sorry-ass rich.
This whole US Airways – American Airlines deal is big business run amok. I live in South Carolina and we lost our direct flights to Washington, DC because they had to give up a bunch of gates there.
People here have been holding their breath waiting to see if Charlotte Airport is going to get the big heave-ho as a US Airways hub. They are saying no (for now), but as you know already – they can’t be trusted.