Employment figures in the US aviation industry continued to fall during June, with the sector shedding 8,700 posts over the past year. Delta Air Lines was able to buck the trend – taking on over 4,000 employees – following the acquisition of Northwest Airlines.
Shareholders in Continental and United Airlines have voted overwhelmingly to approve a proposed merger between the rival carriers – creating the largest airline in the world. The deal is now expected to close at the start of October, following clearance from the US Department of Justice and European Commission.
Shareholders in both Continental and United airlines will meet today to rubberstamp a proposed merger of the two rivals. If successful, the deal could be completed in as little as two weeks and will create the largest airline in the world.
Continental Airlines announced travel options for customers whose flight plans may be affected by Tropical Storm Hermine.
Continental Airlines has reported record load factors for August 2010 as the airline continues to rebound strongly.
With travellers researching trips and fares more carefully than ever, travel providers must maintain a constant and highly relevant dialogue with potential customers in order to influence purchasing decisions and increase customer loyalty within this highly competitive space.
A Briton has sparked a security alert after carrying more than 200 fireworks on two flights in the United States without being stopped. It was only after he returned to Heathrow airport that officials picked up on the hazardous goods and a lighter.
The European Commission has granted unconditional approval to the proposed merger of United Airlines and Continental Airlines. U.S. authorities will need to grant final approval for the creation of what would become the world’s largest airline.
Travelport, the business services provider to the global travel industry, operating both the Galileo and Worldspan global distribution systems (GDS), today announces that Continental Airlines has signed a two and a half-year extension of their current full content agreement.
Following the May 3, 2010 announcement of Continental and United airlines of a merger agreement, OAG Aviation Consulting Services has compiled the following information and analysis of a potential partnership between the two airlines:
United Airlines and Continental Airlines have confirmed a merger, creating the largest airline in the world. The new organisation will take the United Airlines name, be based in Chicago and offer a network of over 370 destinations.
Continental Airlines and United Airlines are close to finalising the details of a proposed merger, with confirmation expected as early as Monday. The airlines walked away from a deal in 2008, but a resurgent United and a weakening economic climate have made consolidation more attractive to both parties.