03 May 2010
United And Continental Become One
United Airlines and Continental Airlines formally announced this morning that they will merge, and that the United brand will remain, though with Continental corporate image. The deal must first be approved by the US Government.
No word as of yet on how this merger will affect Hawai‘i, though the only UA/CO route overlap is LAX. CO does have their regional maintenance hangar on the south ramp.
The UA/CO official merger website shows the United name with Continental's livery in an artist rendition on a Boeing 787-8.
Better get your photos of the recent & old UA liveries while you can.