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U.S. Airways Plans to Buy Delta Airlines

WILMINGTON -- U.S. Airways, the sixth largest airline carrier, announced Wednesday that it is trying to buy Delta Airlines, the third largest carrier.

U.S. Airways has made an $8 billion hostile takeover bid for financially troubled Delta Airlines. The deal could create one of the world's largest airlines.

Delta, which filed for bankruptcy protection last year, has rejected talk of mergers before, but officials say they will look at this offer.

Delta and U.S. Airways are the only two airlines at Wilmington International Airport.

Officials there say it's too soon to say what will happen if the merger goes through.

Reported by Sarah Warlick

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