From the OC Register:
The merger of American Airlines and US Airways sent ripples through the travel industry Thursday, but no immediate changes in local service are expected. John Wayne Airport officials have had no discussions with either airline about possible service or route changes, said Jenny Wedge airport spokeswoman Jenny Wedge. Jan Brueckner, a UCI economist and expert on the airline industry, said the merger may be good news for Orange County travelers. He said there is little likelihood American will reduce service at the airport because John Wayne limits the number of daily commercial flights, and the airline's jets already are flying full.

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