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UA, Continental in cooperation pact.(NewsBriefs)(United Air Lines Inc. contract with Continental Airlines )(Brief article)

Continental Airlines and United Airlines on June 19 signed a "framework agreement to cooperate extensively, linking their networks and services worldwide" including domestic codesharing, and CO revealed that it will leave SkyTeam to join Star Alliance with UA and CO planning to form joint venture operations with other Star carriers for transatlantic services as well as flights to Latin America and Asia.

In addition to codesharing, the partnership will include "significant cooperation" on loyalty programs, airport lounges, facility utilization, information technology and procurement, the carriers said. …

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