4 October 2010

The merger of United Airlines and Continental Airlines has been officially completed to create the world’s largest airline. The combined airlines will assume the name United Continental Holdings, and will start to be integrated into one single airline, called United Airlines.

The next stage, which is expected to take between 12 and 18 months, will see the Continental name disappearing when aircraft adopt the United name with the logo featuring the globe of Continental. A more unified product is planned to be introduced in Spring 2010, when aircraft will begin to carry the livery of the new airline. In the interim, the two airlines will continue to operate independently.