Continental-United merger talks on fast track

April 27, 2008 5:58:33 AM PDT
Houston based Continental Airlines may announce a merger with United by the end of the week. The New York Times quotes sources close to talks between Continental and United Airlines, who say the deal could be announced as early as Thursday.

The two airlines have been in negotiations for months, but sped up talks after Delta and Northwest announced a $3 billion deal earlier this month, which would create the nation's biggest air carrier.

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