The newly named United Continental is strongest in the US domestic market, but both airlines operate transatlantic services to the UK, raising the possibility of higher fares for passengers who fly between the US and Britain on United and Continental. BA, Iberia and American Airlines are also close to securing regulatory approval in the US and the European Union for a tie-up that stops short of a full-blown merger, but allows them to collude on fares and schedules for transatlantic services. Glenn Tilton, United's chief executive, who will be non-executive chairman of the latest tie-up, said: Chris Tarry, an aviation consultant, said passengers in the US should continue to benefit from lower fares.
Please give me information on Air Illinois. What a blast it use to be working for the airlines…. The airline initially only had S.
It would be nice to see them on your site! Bobbie Vetter said on August 21st, at 1: Fun and interesting site. Jared Howe said on August 21st, at 3: I am tired of hearing that Eastern went out of business because of bankruptcy. Eastern was put out of business by Frank Lorenzo on purpose. He destroyed Eastern to build up his other Scam operated Airline, Continental.
He put Eastern into Bankruptcy and Liquidated the assets. Continental at the time was the countries 14th largest airline. Eastern was the countries 2nd largest airline. He took from Eastern a Unionized carrier and moved assets to Continental non-union and built them up the nations 5th largest in size while destroying Eastern.
Put them both together and it was the Eastern Shuttle. All Continental is today is Eastern without the Eastern people.
I hope the merger of Continental and United goes well, but I want the Continental name to disapper. Do I sound bitter….???? Eastern was a great airline with great people. Lorenzo, I hope you rot in hell you S.
Ed Schnatterly said on August 21st, at 4: Your site really brings back some great memories of a much happier time in the airline industry. Back when, although their was fierce competition between carriers, there was also a very strong bond and sincere camaraderie between all airline employees.
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Thank you! (the official press release) UNITED AND CONTINENTAL ANNOUNCE MERGER OF EQUALS TO CREATE WORLD-CLASS GLOBAL AIRLINE Customers and Communities to Benefit from Greater, Easier Access to World’s. United and Continental Airlines confirmed Monday that they have agreed to merge in a share swap deal that will create the world's largest carrier.
The world's biggest airline got clearance for take-off today as shareholders of United Airlines and Continental Airlines backed a multi-billion dollar merger that will create a carrier dwarfing. The link-up between United and Continental Airlines will see the new company controlling around 7 per cent of routes worldwide and a fifth of all U.S.
flights. Known as United Airlines, it will fly million passengers to destinations in . The world's biggest airline got clearance for take-off today as shareholders of United Airlines and Continental Airlines backed a multi-billion dollar merger that will create a carrier dwarfing rivals on both sides of the Atlantic.