Smith Business Close-Up: More Airlines Mergers Ahead?
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.
Smith Business Close-Up is co-produced by the Robert H. Smith School
of Business and Maryland Public Television. The television segment focuses on
the latest thinking in business management, and features in-depth interviews
with Smith School faculty and other members of the school’s community of
Where to Watch
Smith Business Close-Up can be seen bi-weekly on Maryland
Public Television's Your Business and Money. The program airs at 7:30
p.m. on Thursdays and is repeated the following Sunday at 7:30 a.m. on public television
stations throughout Maryland and the Washington, D.C., metropolitan region, including: