Leaders of the deal between American Airlines and US Airways decided early on that they would only proceed as long as they had the backing of American employees. The two sides believe they would receive regulatory backing for a merger. The new company is to be called American Airlines and based out of Fort Worth, Texas.
787 Dreamliner jet, Boeing's new fuel-sipping and passenger-friendly aircraft, left the US for Japan Tuesday, with executives of All Nippon Airways aboard. Commercial flights of the 787 Dreamliner start Oct. 28 – in Asia.
United Airlines, the combined airline, will display Continental's colors and globe logo on the tail.
Continental Airlines and UAL shareholders approved the deal, which will create the world's biggest airline
The $3 billion airline merger of UAL and Continental would create the world's largest airline.
The Continental merger with United will get tough antitrust scrutiny, which has the potential to result in fewer flights, less competition, and higher airfares.