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US Airways-American merger would leave flyers with few choices

Later this month, US Airways and American Airlines are expected to merge, creating the world's largest carrier and leaving the industry with four mega-carriers -- down from the 10 major airlines that

Hertz and Dollar Thrifty announce definitive merger agreement

PARK RIDGE, N.J., and TULSA, Okla. - Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. and Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc.

Indian carriers issues seniority lists of officers

NEW DELHI, India - Integration of human resources of erstwhile Indian Airlines and Air India has finally begun after five years of their merger, with the management coming out with seniority lists of

Proposed US Airways-American Airlines merger causes concern

RADNOR, PA - Business Travel Coalition (BTC) today called upon the U.S.

Sir Richard Branson: BA-BMI deal takes UK flying back to dark...

Passengers face higher fares and reduced services between Scottish airports and London Heathrow if British Airways succeeds in taking over rivals BMI, Virgin Atlantic has claimed.

American Airlines’ bankruptcy makes it attractive takeover target

NEW YORK, N.Y. - American Airlines' bankruptcy has many in the industry questioning if a merger is in its future.

LAN and TAM define new corporate structure

SANTIAGO, Chile - LAN and TAM have started the technical and preliminary processes for their integration into LATAM Airlines Group (LATAM).

Caribbean Airlines finalizes acquisition of Air Jamaica

Just days before the deadline for a notice of closure of the largest aviation merger in the Caribbean, Caribbean Airlines has finalized its acquisition of Air Jamaica.

Tams: BA-Iberia deal “first step to something much bigger”

The merger of BA and Iberia is the “first step to something much bigger”, Richard Tams, the UK carrier’s head of sales and marketing UK and Ireland, said.

Greek carriers to appeal EU ruling

Two largest Greek carriers, Olympic and Aegean, to appeal EU ruling that blocked their plans to merge, the airlines said on Wednesday.

ExpressJet stockholders approve merger with SkyWest

HOUSTON - ExpressJet Holdings, Inc. announced that its stockholders voted to adopt and approve the merger agreement between SkyWest, Inc. and ExpressJet Holdings, Inc.

It is official – United and Continental are one

Today, the common stock of United Continental Holdings, Inc.

Aviation news: Stockholders approve Continental-United merger

United and Continental airlines stockholders voted to approve carriers' merger on Friday. American and European regulators have already signaled their approval of the $3.2 billion stock swap.

UK events industry: British Airways has never been the best friend

Events industry figures have shared price increase fears after British Airways chief executive Willie Walsh revealed hopes for further consolidation.

Walsh identifies 12 airlines as potential members of IAG

London - British Airways PLC and Spain's Iberia Lineas Aereas de Espana S.A, which are in the process of completing a merger, have identified 12 potential airlines that could be brought into the merge

Smisek defends Continental – United merger in federal court

SAN FRANCISCO - Continental Airlines CEO Jeffery Smisek defended the proposed merger with United Airlines in Federal Court Tuesday, saying his airline would not be able to "compete effectively" withou

United and Continental agree to lease slots at Newark to Southwest...

CHICAGO and HOUSTON - In an agreement intended to address the United States Department of Justice's concerns related to Continental's proposed merger with United, both airlines have agreed to lease 18

LAN and TAM announce intention to combine


Aviation news: Creating a visual brand for United Continental airline merger

CHICAGO & HOUSTON – United and Continental Airlines have been honing their joint images into one visual brand that will equally represent their merged airline.

SkyWest to pay $133M for ExpressJet in latest airline merger

The consolidation of the U.S. airline industry continued Wednesday as two of the largest regional carriers announced plans to combine.

Continental, United settle three merger lawsuits

HOUSTON — Continental and United have agreed to disclose more information about their negotiations in order to settle three lawsuits by Continental shareholders who protested that they were shortcha

United and Continental announce new leadership team

HOUSTON AND CHICAGO - Continental Airlines and United Airlines, in communications to their employees today, announced the selection of the new senior leadership team of the combined airline, reporting

Continental Airlines: No job cuts expected until March

The merger of Continental Airlines and United Airlines won't result in clerical or management layoffs, except for corporate officers, until at least next March, Continental said Friday.

Seychelles helicopter services eye merger

(eTN) The two licensed helicopter operations on the main island of Mahe, Helicopter Seychelles and Zil Air, have recently commenced discussions of a joint venture operation, which would make better us

Congress told United and Continental merger will be good for everybody

WASHINGTON — The CEOs of United and Continental airlines are telling Congress their merger will be good for consumers, airline employees and the small communities that rely on them for service.

Continental recalls some pilots it furloughed several years ago

NEW YORK - Continental Airlines is recalling some of the pilots it furloughed several years ago, as the company ramps up international flights and replaces retiring older pilots.

Oberstar wants more serious antitrust review of United-Continental merger proposal

The chairman of the House of Representatives Transportation Committee expects a "more serious" antitrust review of the merger proposal by UAL Corp's United Airlines and Continental Airlines than was c