General Travel News

Continental and United Merge

CHICAGO and HOUSTON - In an agreement intended to address the United States Department of Justice's concerns related to Continental's proposed merger with United, both airlines have agreed to lease 18 pairs of take-off and landing slots (roundtrip flights) during peak and off-peak travel times and certain related facilities to Southwest Airlines at Newark Liberty International Airport.

"We think this would be a fair solution that would allow Continental and United to create an airline that will provide customers with an unparalleled global network and top quality products and services, while enhancing domestic competition at Newark," said Jeff Smisek, Continental's chairman, president, and CEO.

Continental and United currently operate 442 daily roundtrip flights into and out of Newark Liberty. The leasing of the first of the 18 daily slot pairs will begin in late March 2011 and the leasing arrangement will be fully implemented in June 2011.

United and Continental will continue to serve all the communities both airlines currently serve. Since the slot pair transfer is expected to have minimal impact on combined carrier's route network, United and Continental are not changing the previously announced synergy estimates of the merger.

More General Travel News
Marshmello, Pitbull, Shaggy and Don Omar perform at the Diriyah Music Festival in Saudi Arabia
Jazeera Airways launches flights to Karachi
Emirates expecting over 500,000 arrivals into Dubai by early September
Latest Travel News
Jazeera Airways launches flights to Kara...
Emirates expecting over 500,000 arrivals...
Kazakhstan's new tourist attraction - fa...
Featured Sights To See
Den Huong Tuong

Den Huong Tuong

Hanoi, Vietnam

Huong Tuong Temple is a small temple located on Hang Buom or Sail Street. The temple is said to be over a thousand years old, having been founded in the 9th century, and it still stands as one of the grandest temples in Hanoi's Old Quarter. Classified as a Vietnam National Heritage Site in 2000, further restoration and documentation has returned Den Huong Tuong to its original architecture.  ...

Spice Souk

Spice Souk

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Located next door to the Gold Souk, the Spice Souk is an aromatic delight.  An amazing variety of spices is available here.  It’s a must visit if you want to soak in the essence of Arabia.  The narrow alleyways may seem a little daunting at first, but don’t give up – everyone here is friendly and helpful without being too pushy.  If and when you buy something, remember that just about everything i...

Postal Museum

Postal Museum

Tunis, Tunisia

If you are interested in seeing history ‘represent’ itself, pay a visit to the Tunis postal museum. The place houses a collection of the most ancient stamps of Tunisia that were exchanged during communication in the olden times mostly during the 19th century. The exhibition shows a slow progression from those days to the present, when communication is much faster and uses different stamps of varyi...

Victoria Park

Victoria Park

Hong Kong, China

Victoria Park, in Causeway Bay, originally built as a protection from Typhoons is today a popular park, with a statue of Queen Victoria at the main entrance. It now has many sports facilities and international tennis tournaments are hosted here. There are pools, fountains and children areas. Events like the Lunar New Year Fair, Annual Flower Show and Expositions are held in this park. People also ...