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United Airlines and Continental Airlines.(NORTH AMERICA Report)(Brief article)

United Airlines and Continental Airlines closed their legal merger on Oct.1 as expected. The carriers will continue to operate separately under United Continental Holdings. UCH President and CEO Jeff Smisek said he expects the integration process will take 12-18 months. His goal is to have labor agreements in place with the various UA/CO unions before the airlines move to a single operating certificate.

The new United will generate as much as $1. …

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