Tulsa, Okla. - A decision on a merger between American Airlines and U.S. Airways could come as soon as tomorrow.
The boards of American's parent company AMR Corporation and U.S. Airways are scheduled to meet tomorrow.
If the two merge, the resulting company would be one of the world's biggest airlines.
Thomas Horton, the CEO of American parent AMR Corp., is in talks about becoming chairman if his company merges with US Airways, The Wall Street Journal reported, adding to indications that a deal could be close.
The newspaper, citing people familiar with the matter, said the talks were still in flux and that Horton could wind up in some other role such as vice chairman if there is a merger.
American employs roughtly 6,000 people at its northeast Tulsa maintenance base.