NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- Nearly a year after the last legacy-carrier merger left the industry with just four major U.S. airlines, US Airways is still looking for a suitor, said the airline's president on Tuesday. A merger may not be for another five to seven years, and the probability of a merger may be high, but US Airways still wants to consolidate, said President Scott Kirby, speaking at an analyst conference. US Airways was dropped from merger talks by United Airlines in 2010 after Continental came knocking, leading to the formation of United Continental Holdings . American parent AMR Corp. , meanwhile, has said it wasn't interested in a merger at this time. Delta Air Lines acquired Northwest Airlines in 2008. US Airways acquired America West in 2005.
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