01 October 2010

United / Continental Merger Official

Today marks the beginning of the new United / Continental merger, as United Continental Holdings will oversee both UA and CO as separate subsidiaries. Until UCH receives a single operating certificate, then the two carriers will be combined.

So far, one of CO's 737-924ERs have been painted in the new combined livery. Now's the time to get shots of the older grey and current multi-blue UA liveries, as well as the current CO livery.

Once the single operating certificate is obtained, we shall see how it will affect the flights serving Hawai‘i.  The only common destination from HNL and OGG for both UA and CO is LAX.  WIll the "Air Mike" flights continue? And, what will happen to the CO hangar at HNL?

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