A fortuitous leak to the New York Times in early April about United Airlines’ merger talks with US Airways has prompted Continental Airlines to broker a deal that, if approved, will create the world’s largest airline with a combined mainline fleet of almost 700 aircraft flying 144 million passengers each year to 370 destinations in 59 countries. The merger will combine the two airlines under a holding company called United Continental, with the operating unit retaining the United ...

THIS CONTENT REQUIRES SUBSCRIPTION ACCESS

You must be a paid subscriber to access "Leaks And Phone Calls Produce Deal To Create World’s Largest Airline".

 

Current Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) enterprise and individual members: please go to http://awin.aviationweek.com for access.

 

Not currently a subscriber? Click on the "Learn More" button below to view subscription offers.

Already registered? here.