USAir says that the resignation of three British Airways directors from the USAir board "-clears another obstacle in USAir's path toward becoming an effective competitor in the US/UK market". The BA officials left the board in preparation for USAir ending its codeshare arrangement with the UK carrier in March.

The US airline backed out of the codeshare after BA and American Airlines proposed a far-reaching marketing alliance. In December, BA offered to sell its 24.6% stake in USAir back to the US air carrier.

USAir is seeking to regain routes to London from Boston, Charlotte, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. Relinquishing these at the time of the BA tie-up, it continues its lawsuit against BA and AA, contending that BA had breached its contract.

Source: Flight International