14-Sep-2010 11:02 AM

Continental and United give commitment to Cleveland

Continental Airlines and United Airlines' parent, UAL Corporation, reaffirmed (13-Sep-2010) their commitment to Cleveland, agreeing to maintain specified levels of air service at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport when the two airlines combine their global networks upon closing of their proposed merger. Continental and United made the commitment in an agreement with the Ohio Attorney General, whose office has been reviewing the merger. The terms of the agreement ensure that:

  • The merged airline remains operational and maintains jobs at Cleveland Hopkins for at least the next five years;
  • The Attorney General may, at the company’s expense, audit the books and records of the company to make certain that the airline’s commitments to Cleveland and Ohio consumers are upheld;
  • The airline’s commitments are enforceable in federal court in Ohio;
  • Damages of up to USD20 million will be paid by the airline should its commitments not be honoured. [more - Continental/United] [more - Ohio Attorney General]

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