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Continental airlines.(NORTH AMERICA Report)(Continental Airlines partnership with United Airlines)(Brief article)

Continental Airlines in late April said it will not merge with another airline, squelching speculation that it was interested in a tie-up with United Airlines, which conversely said that it would "pursue all options" and reportedly is in talks with US Airways about a possible combination.

In a message to employees, CO Chairman and CEO Larry Kellner said, "The best course for Continental is to not merge with another airline at this time."

Responded UA Chairman, President and CEO Glenn Tilton: "With Continental's announcement . …

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