Quick United Airlines Merger History

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Capital Airlines (1930-June 1, 1961)

On June 1, 1961 United Airlines completed its merger with Capital Airlines absorbing 7,000 employees and all of Capital’s routes and aircraft to become the world’s largest commercial airline. To learn more about Capital go to:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capital_Airlines and also visit a wonderful website that was put together by a former Capital employee at: http://www.baesel.net/cap1.htm           

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Pan American World Airways (1927-December 9, 1991)

On February 11, 1986 United Airlines began service to 13 Pacific cities after the purchase of Pan American World Airways’ Pacific Division for $715 million.  After experiencing continued financial losses, Pan Am sold its routes between the United States and London to United.  On December 9, 1991, Pan American ceased operations after 64 years of operations.  United Airlines acquired its Latin American operations for $135 million.

To learn more about this great airline go to:  www.panam.org and www.everythingpanam.com.

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Continental Airlines (1934-October 1, 2010)

On October 1, 2010  the merger between United Airlines and Continental was approved and finalized.

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