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  1. August 16, 2013

    Week in Review, August 17

    A round-up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Corporate person in the news: Tim...

  2. November 29, 2012

    Continental cleared over Concorde crash

    A French appeals court has cleared Continental Airlines of criminal responsibility for the Concorde crash in July 2000 that...

  1. October 28, 2012

    TPG enters race for Stansted

    TPG, the US private equity group created out of the buyout of Continental Airlines 20 years ago, has emerged as a bidder for...

  2. June 26, 2012

    United backs US airline consolidation

    United Continental Holdings, the largest US airline by revenue, is supporting more consolidation of the domestic market,...

  3. April 8, 2012

    Rivals push merger scenario for AMR

    In recent weeks AMR, the bankrupt parent of American Airlines, has made the case to its creditors, customers and employees...

  4. March 8, 2012

    US corporate bond sales rise to $39.1bn

    A flood of corporate bond sales showed no sign of abating on Thursday as companies rushed to sell dollar-denominated debt in...

  5. January 27, 2012

    United costs wipe out higher fare gains

    United Continental Holdings, the parent company of the combined United Airlines and Continental Airlines, reported a...

  6. January 12, 2012

    Rival US airlines circle AMR in bankruptcy

    Potential buyers are circling AMR, the parent of American Airlines, to assess whether the bankruptcy of the US’s...

  7. December 2, 2011

    American Airlines in search of new horizons

    In 2003 American Airlines was on the brink of declaring bankruptcy when it pulled back. After securing substantial...

  8. November 13, 2011

    TPG scales back European buy-out operations

    TPG Capital, one of the largest US private equity investors, is scaling back its European buy-out operations in a sign of...

  9. October 27, 2011

    US airlines earnings hit by fuel costs

    Two of the leading US airlines reported a sharp drop in quarterly profits, as higher ticket prices and solid passenger...

  10. August 11, 2011

    Chief executives buy shares to show belief in businesses

    North American chief executives and their senior managers are buying their companies’ shares on a scale not seen since March...

  11. July 22, 2011

    American Airlines charts its future

    When Gerard Arpey joined American Airlines in the 1980s as a financial analyst, his arrival coincided with an...

  12. July 21, 2011

    US airlines hit by high oil prices

    High oil prices, volatile demand and the impact of the Japan earthquake dented second-quarter earnings at US airlines, but...

  13. April 7, 2011

    Airlines reject the deal of the century

    From Mr Bill Hemmings. Sir, Jeff Smisek, chief executive of the newly merged United and Continental Airlines, balks at the...

  14. April 3, 2011

    United Continental seeks the right fusion

    Jeff Smisek has mixed feelings about one of the first things he had to do when he started running the new US airline group...

  15. April 3, 2011

    United warns EU on emissions scheme

    The European Union’s plan to bring almost every leading carrier into its scheme to limit carbon emissions is so “beyond the...

  16. March 15, 2011

    Transport sector poised for M&A boom

    Transport companies are on the brink of a mergers and acquisitions boom, according to analysis by KPMG, which says cheaper...

  17. January 18, 2011

    Air fare rises to offset higher fuel cost

    Rising oil prices are a growing burden for the airline industry but efforts to pass on higher costs to passengers should...

  18. January 9, 2011

    M&A activity set to recover momentum

    US dealmakers can hardly be blamed for having a spring in their step. With the economy improving, equity markets rallying,...

  19. December 28, 2010

    High winds add to delays at US airports

    Travellers stranded by storms on the US east coast faced lengthy delays in getting home from their Christmas holidays as...

  20. December 6, 2010

    Continental guilty in Concorde crash

    The wreckage of the nose cone after the Air France Concorde crashed during take-off killing 113 people on July 26, 2000...

  21. December 5, 2010

    Judgment due in Concorde trial

    A French court will on Monday deliver its judgment in the trial over the crash 10 years ago of an Air France Concorde that...

  22. November 8, 2010

    Sales & distribution: Retailers test new ways of selling

    The retail industry has one big advantage when it comes to judging new technology. It has been here before – in the late...

  23. November 3, 2010

    Walsh picks out five rivals ‘in play’

    The head of British Airways has identified five European carriers that are likely to come up for sale in the next few years...

  24. October 6, 2010

    AA, BA and Iberia in transatlantic tie-up

    Chief negotiators: from left, American Airlines’ Gerard Arpey, BA’s Willie Walsh and Iberia’s Antonio Vázquez agree to...

  25. October 1, 2010

    UAL and Continental complete merger

    United Airlines and Continental Airlines completed their $3.2bn all-stock merger on Friday, creating the world’s largest...

  26. September 27, 2010

    Southwest acquires AirTran for $3.4bn

    Southwest Airlines has agreed to buy rival AirTran in a deal that values the Florida-based low-cost airline at $3.4bn. The...

  27. September 21, 2010

    S&P retreats after Fed stance rattles investors

    US stocks finished an afternoon of choppy trading lower as the Federal Reserve said that it was prepared to take action to...

  28. August 30, 2010

    Retailers and financials lead Wall St lower

    US stocks dropped on Monday after data showed personal incomes rose less than expected, raising questions about the...

  29. August 28, 2010

    DoJ approves United-Continental merger

    US antitrust regulators on Friday gave the green light to the proposed merger between Continental Airlines and United...

  30. August 15, 2010

    LatAm airlines join consolidation trend

    An alliance between Latin American airline groups Lan of Chile and Tam of Brazil is more than a marriage of convenience but...

  31. July 27, 2010

    EU regulators clear United-Continental tie-up

    European antitrust regulators have given an unconditional green light to the proposed merger between the two big US...

  32. July 20, 2010

    United Airlines’ profits surpass expectations

    United Airlines, the third-biggest US carrier by revenues, reported second-quarter profits that beat expectations as it took...

  33. July 16, 2010

    Patient buyers retain high hopes for 787

    The threat of more delays for Boeing’s already overdue 787 Dreamliner has cast a shadow over the world’s newest passenger...

  34. June 2, 2010

    Sentiment improves on Wall Street bounce

    Wednesday 21:45 BST. Risk aversion was volatile, as a late surge in US shares interrupted markets’ continuing frets about...

  35. May 29, 2010

    Airlines try to get merger off the ground

    When Jeff Smisek and Glenn Tilton, the chief executives of Continental Airlines and United Airlines, testified before the...

  36. May 28, 2010

    Airlines try to get merger off the ground

    When Jeff Smisek and Glenn Tilton, the chief executives of Continental Airlines and United Airlines, testified before the...

  37. May 26, 2010

    Top five US legacy airlines launch peak fare surcharges

    The five biggest US legacy airlines are charging passengers extra for flying on peak days as they seek new ways to take...

  38. May 26, 2010

    Top US legacy airlines launch peak fares

    Carriers such as United are seeing demand improve The five biggest US legacy airlines are charging passengers extra for...

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