United Airlines 747-400. By Rob Finlayson United Continental Holdings received FAA approval Wednesday for a single operating certificate, the final regulatory step integrating United Airlines (UA) and Continental Airlines (CO). It will take effect in the first quarter of 2012. The two airlines announced their merger in May 2010 and closed the transaction Oct. 1, 2010 (ATW Daily News, Oct. 1, 2010). Under the deal, CO shareholders received 1.05 shares of UA common stock for each CO ...

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