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United Airlines Applauds White House Initiative to Complete Korean-U.S. Free Trade Agreement

CHICAGO, Jun 28, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE)
United Airlines today applauded the White House initiative led by President Obama and announced at this weekend’s G20 Summit in Toronto, to complete a free trade agreement with Korea by November, significantly benefiting the U.S. economy and building on recent efforts to open travel from Korea to the United States.
“The Korean-U.S. Free Trade agreement will significantly benefit the U.S. economy and create U.S. jobs, and we welcome this important initiative by the Obama Administration,” said Glenn Tilton, United Airlines chairman and CEO. “At United, we have long advocated governmental action to remove barriers to international trade, and along with our Star Alliance partners including Korea-based Asiana Airlines, we provide the …

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U.S. Department of Justice Informs United and Continental That It Has Completed Antitrust Review

United Airlines (Nasdaq: UAUA) and Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL) today announced they have been notified by the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) of the termination of its Hart-Scott-Rodino Act review and the closing of its investigation of the airlines’ pending merger.
“We are pleased to have achieved this critical milestone and look forward to our respective stockholders’ votes next month, following which we expect to be on track to close our merger by October 1st,” said Glenn Tilton, UAL Corporation chairman, president and CEO. “The combination of United and Continental will create a world class airline, which will deliver an industry leading network for our customers and the communities we serve, …

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