1-Dec-2011 10:15 AM

FAA issues single operating certificate to United Airlines and Continental Airlines

United Continental Holdings, Inc received (30-Nov-2011) Federal Aviation Administration approval for a single operating certificate, marking another significant achievement in the integration of United Airlines and Continental Airlines. The company will migrate to a single passenger service system in 1Q2012. The two carriers went through an 18-month process of aligning operating policies and procedures to obtain a single operating certificate from the FAA. Effective from 30-Nov-2011, ATC communications will refer to all United and Continental flights as "United." United and Continental announced their merger in May-2010 and closed the transaction on 01-Oct-2010. [more - original PR]