Yeager Airport Director Rick Atkinson said the merger of American Airlines and US Airways will bring more route options, potentially more first-class airplanes, and no dramatic price increases like the 50 percent price jumps seen at some big-city national airports.
The two airline check-ins are located next to each other. Both airlines are located in the same area because of Yeager's small size, unlike some national airports where they are located in different terminals.
Some airline mergers, including United's acquisition of Continental Airlines in 2010 and Delta Air Lines' purchase of Northwest Airlines in 2008, have been good for Yeager Airport, Atkinson said. But the merger of Southwest Airlines and Air Tran Airways in 2011 cost the airport a "significant amount of revenue," he said.