Continental says it will not merge with United

Continental Airlines said Sunday it plans to remain an independent carrier. The airline had conducted formal merger talks with United Airlines, which has been interested in merging with Continental for years. Continental Chief Executive Officer Larry Kellner said that merging with another airline would put the airline's operational, cultural and financial strengths at risk. However, Continental added that it was open to discussing joining global alliances with other carriers.

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