US Airways CEO Doug Parker, who will helm the new American Airlines after the carrier's merger with US Airways, says he enjoys the complexities of the airline industry. "I love the business," he said. "The business we do is hard. I like the challenge of the business, the logistics." Parker also noted that the airline industry is more structurally healthy, and expects the merged carrier to lead profitability metrics within three years. "We now have an industry that's positioned, at least, to be able to provide real returns to investors like they've never seen before," he said.