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Southwest Airlines Has Aquired AirTran

AirTran made this official announcement:

“May 2nd was an exciting day for AirTran Airways as we become part of the Southwest family. For now, it’s business as usual, but the integration of these two great airlines will soon result in an expansion of already low fares and continued outstanding service for our Customers. 
Announcement Highlights:
+ For now, nothing will change. It’s business as usual.
+ Continue to book travel on airtran.com
+ Your A+ Rewards credits and A+ Elite status are safe.”
If you’d like more info about Southwest’s acquistion of AirTran, click here.

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United, Continental Airlines Announce Merger

United, Continental announce $3 billion merger
United Airlines and Continental Airlines have agreed to a $3 billion merger. The combination — described as a merger of equals — would create the world’s largest airline, with a 21% share of seat miles available in the U.S. market and a 7% share globally. A post-merger United would be about 8% larger than Delta Air Lines. The combined airline will retain the United name and be headquartered in Chicago. The combined carrier will serve about 370 cities in 59 countries, blending United’s extensive Asian network with Continental’s strength in Europe and Latin America. The New York Times (free registration) (5/3) , Bloomberg (5/3) , The Wall Street Journal (5/3) , Bloomberg Businessweek/The Associated Press (5/3)
If you have questions on how this will affect your corporate contract agreements please contact your Christopherson/Account Manager or talk to your United rep Go to www.united.com for additional updates
United, Continental announce $3 billion merger
United Airlines and Continental Airlines have agreed to a $3 billion merger. The combination — described as a merger of equals — would create the world’s largest airline, with a 21% share of seat miles available in the U.S. market and a 7% share globally. A post-merger United would be about 8% larger than Delta Air Lines. The combined airline will retain the United name and be headquartered in Chicago. The combined carrier will serve about 370 cities in 59 countries, blending United’s extensive Asian network with Continental’s strength in Europe and Latin America. The New York Times (free registration) (5/3) , Bloomberg (5/3) , The Wall Street Journal (5/3) , Bloomberg Businessweek/The Associated Press (5/3)