Airline merger could cost DIA

10:08 AM, Sep 12, 2010   |    comments
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An internal Continental document presented in an ongoing case challenging the merger outlines a total cut of 37 departures at Denver International Airport -a drop of 19 percent - if the carriers combine.

Other cities could suffer service cuts, including San Francisco, down 12 percent; Chicago, 10 percent; and Cleveland - Continental's smallest hub - 84 percent, the document said.

Continental chief executive Jeff Smisek testified that the information in the document is based on simulations, not concrete data. The work represents a "best guess," he said.

Smisek said the hope is to keep all hubs open, though whether that will happen won't be known until flight optimization work is done.

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