United-Continental merger would form world's biggest airline

05/3/2010 | Reuters · Bloomberg Businessweek

United Airlines parent company UAL says it will merge with Continental Airlines to form the largest carrier in the world. The move would reconnect corporate bloodlines dating back to the 1920s and '30s. "They're essentially merging back into themselves and bringing it full circle. It's a true coming together again for companies separated for almost a century," said Henry Holden, an aviation historian and author.

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