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United, US Airways to go it alone.(FINANCIAL RESULTS, NEW DEALS, AND REPORTS FROM EVERY CORNER OF THE GLOBE)(United Air Lines Inc.)(Brief article)

United Airlines and US Airways announced on May 30 that they will not enter into a merger "at this time." Both airlines' pilots had voiced fierce opposition to a US-UA tie-up, a likely insurmountable obstacle to any merger deal.

"After a considered review by our board of directors, United has determined that it will not be pursuing a merger at this time due to issues that could significantly dilute benefits from a transaction," Chairman, President and CEO Glenn Tilton said in a message to employees.

US Chairman and CEO Doug Parker said, "After much work and many conversations with other airlines, we have come to the conclusion that consolidation involving US Airways will not occur at this time. …

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