Senator Ellis Press Release

For Immediate Release
May 3, 2010
Contact: Tina Tran, (512) 463-0113

State Senator Rodney Ellis Reacts to Airline Merger

(Houston, TX)—Senator Ellis issued the following statement in response to the announcement of the merger between Continental and United Airlines.

"While the specifics have not been fully revealed, I remain cautiously optimistic that the merger between Continental and United will have a net positive impact on Houston. If recent reports are correct, Houston will keep its position as an operational hub. If true, Houston will be home to the largest hub of the largest airline in the world. I hope that comes down to more jobs for Houstonians and increased routes into the city. Houston is major player in world economy and is set to become even more of one. It is undeniable that retaining Houston as an epicenter for its business is in United's best interest."