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US Airways, American Merger not expected to affect Boston

Flight reductions not likely to be major, analysts say

If US Airways succeeds in its attempt to merge with American Airlines to become what could be the world’s biggest airline, it probably would not have a major impact on Boston-area travelers.

The combined airline would carry as many as a quarter of all passengers out of Boston - second only to JetBlue Airways. But since US Airways and American currently compete only on one route out of Boston - to New York - analysts don’t expect a merger to significantly decrease the number of flights the airlines offer out of Logan International Airport.

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