"We have worked tirelessly with Orbitz to reach a deal with the economics that allow us to keep costs low and compete with low-cost carriers," American Airlines President Scott Kirby said in a statement on Tuesday. "While our fares are no longer on Orbitz, there are a multitude of other options available for our customers, including brick- and-mortar agencies, online travel agencies and our own websites." American, which completed its merger with US Airways last year, has long tussled with Orbitz over airline-ticketing rights as the carrier has been looking to reduce distribution costs. As far back as 2010, American had been threatening to pull its inventory from Orbitz as the carrier was looking to lower ticketing costs while getting more customers to book directly with American, where the carrier could more easily ticket and charge for ancillary fees for services such as onboard meals and baggage fees. While Orbitz substantially trails OTA competitors Priceline Group and Expedia in terms of global revenue, the company is actually the second most popular OTA among Americans, according to PhoCusWright. Orbitz accounts for about 21% of all OTA bookings by Americans, trailing only Expedia's 42% market share. Get the full story at Travel Weekly