Delta denies merger talks with UAL

NEW YORK Wed Nov 14, 2007 3:48pm EST

A Delta Air Lines plane is seen at O'Hare International airport in Chicago, November 15, 2006. Delta Air Lines Inc, the No. 3 U.S. carrier, said on Wednesday it has established a special board committee to help management review its strategic options, including mergers. REUTERS/Frank Polich

A Delta Air Lines plane is seen at O'Hare International airport in Chicago, November 15, 2006. Delta Air Lines Inc, the No. 3 U.S. carrier, said on Wednesday it has established a special board committee to help management review its strategic options, including mergers.

Credit: Reuters/Frank Polich

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Delta Air Lines Inc (DAL.N) said on Wednesday that there were no ongoing talks to merge with United Airlines parent UAL Corp UAUA.O.

"There have been no talks with United regarding any type of consolidation transaction and there are no such ongoing discussions," Chief Executive Richard Anderson said in a statement.

Earlier on Wednesday, the Associated Press had reported that the United and Delta were discussing a possible deal.

(Reporting by Chris Reiter; Editing by Leslie Gevirtz)

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