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Delta denies merger talks with UAL
November 14, 2007 / 8:44 PM / 10 years ago

Delta denies merger talks with UAL

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.

<p>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</p>

“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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