The proposed United Airlines-Continental Airlines merger is proceeding apace: the European Commissioncleared the marriage and expressed no competitive concerns.
"The Commission's investigation confirmed the complementary nature of United's and Continental's respective networks as regards transatlantic EEA (European Economic Area) -US routes and the fact that their combination will not give rise to concerns on any specific route," the commission stated.
However, don't try to find any mention of the European Commission's blessing on the airlines' merger website, which was launched in rapid-fire fashion on May 3, the day the two airlines announced their merger of equals.
As of this writing on July 27, there was no mention of the EC clearance on the airlines' Let's Fly Together website.
The only press release on the website is the original merger announcement -- and the merger website is just languishing.
In fact, it looks like the airlines have done absolutely nothing with the website since announcing their union.
Static since the day of the announcement, the merger website appears to be a semi-permanent memorial to the signing of the deal.
Continental.com and United.com, however, did run a joint press release about the EC action on their respective websites.
The airlines expect the merger to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2010.
Then, all of the fun, integration work can begin.