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    1. November 21, 2014

      Icahn helps to choose new Hertz chief

      Hertz, the car rental company facing growing questions about its accounting, has appointed a former senior airline executive...

    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 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...

    15. 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...

    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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