American Airlines and US Airways are coming together to create the world’s biggest airline.
The $11 billion deal announced Thursday means the combined airline will offer more than 6,700 daily flights to 336 destinations in 56 countries.
The deal will boost travel to Latin America since American Airlines is the dominate U.S. player in the region. In Brazil alone, it has 111 weekly flights to seven different cities.
“This is great news for Latin American,” Pedro Fábregas, vice president of American Airlines told Fox News Latino.
He added that “Latin America is super important” for this merger.
Though Fábregas would not specify why it would be good news for the region, the merger is widely expected to increase the number of flights to Latin America.
Source: Fox News Latino