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Guam Will Be The Pacific Hub for Merged Airlines

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Guam - Some of the uncertainty over the future of the island's single largest employer was clarified Wednesday when Continental Micronesia's Tokyo office released a statement re-assuring island residents that Guam will continue to play a significant role after United and Continental have been merged.



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The statement emphasized that the merging airlines have no international route overlaps saying "the two airlines have the most complementary networks of any u.s. carriers, with minimal domestic and no international overlaps. The combined carrier will have 10 hubs, including Guam as a Pacific hub for the combined airline."

The Continental statement goes onto emphasize that Guam is "an important part of our network and will remain an important part of our network going forward. The merger should provide new opportunities for Guam by providing access to a broader and deeper global network".

Guam of course is already a hub for Continental, the home for Continental Micronesia. But no one here is commenting for the record yet. However, the Continental statement acknowledged there will be some impact on employment.

Continental Micronesia is Guam's single largest employer. About 14-hundred jobs here on dependant on the airline.

The statement says that the impact of the merger on Continental Micronesia's employees will be: "minimal ... with reductions coming principally from retirements, attrition and voluntary programs."
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