I have just flown United 13 times in March and they were scarily impressive. I was wondering how much of this is because of the United Continental merger?
United Airlines and Continetal are merging to form the world’s biggest airline. The merged airline will be called United. In other words adios “Continental” name. The planes post merger will, however, carry the Continental colours and logo (see picture from the merger website). A number of my planes were in this logo format on my last trips.
United and Continental are continuing to fly separately but clearly lots of “back room” integration is going on.
When merged, the airline will serve 371 destinations in 59 countries (although 223 are in the USA). 5811 flights depart daily on the two airlines and 144 million people a year will fly UnitedContinental.
The question is now, who will American merge with? The three most likely possibilities are:
- USAir? (51million passengers annually)
- JetBlue (22m )
- British Airways (32m)