Continental and United Airlines proposed merger approved by federal regulators

The airline industry and travelers have been closely watching what will transpire with the proposed merger of Continental and United Airlines. The airlines have released a new logo, thought about new flight plans, and has finally received approval from federal regulators.

The Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice (DOJ) recently completed its review of the proposal, and the deal between the two airlines is set to be finalized in October, according to the Houston Business Journal.

Premier class travelers who have routinely flown either of these airlines may soon find themselves flying on the world's biggest airline later this fall.

"The completion of DOJ's review is an important step on our journey of creating the world's leading airline, benefiting our customers, co-workers, communities and stockholders," said Jeff Smisek, Continental's chairman said in a statement.

With a new company headquarter expected to be in Chicago, the new airline will offer plenty of transatlantic flights to over 100 international destinations, according to the airlines.ADNFCR-3467-ID-19933335-ADNFCR

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