Feb. 21, 2013; Feb. 24, 2013
American Airlines and US Airways are said to be ironing out the details of a merger that would create the world’s largest carrier. What could a deal mean for the industry, airports and passengers?
In this edition of Smith Business Close-Up with the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, Mike Ball talks about the impacts of a mega merger in the airlines industry.
Ball is associate dean for faculty and research and Dean’s Chair in Management Science. He has done extensive research in the areas of transportation systems and supply chain management, with particular regard to airport operations. He is Co-Director of NEXTOR, the National Center of Excellence for Aviation Operations Research. Within NEXTOR, which is funded by the FAA, NASA and members of the airline industry, he directs the Collaborative Decision Making research project.