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  • May 08, 2017

    United Airlines (UAL) today reported April 2017 operational results. UAL's April 2017 consolidated traffic (revenue passenger miles) increased 7.4 percent and consolidated capacity (available seat...

  • May 08, 2017

    The Bay Area's leading U.S. carrier offers customers more flights and larger aircraft to popular destinations in the U.S. and Canada

    United Airlines (UAL), the leading carrier in the San Francisco Bay Area, today announced it is increasing the number of flights between SFO and eight destinations. Additionally, the airline...

  • May 03, 2017

    United adds Buenos Aires to its New York/Newark schedule and adds second seasonal daily flight between New York/Newark and Bogota

    United Airlines (UAL) today announced new year-round daily, nonstop service between New York/Newark and Buenos Aires, Argentina, starting October 28 (subject to government approval). In addition,...

  • April 27, 2017

    We are pleased to report that United and Dr. Dao have reached an amicable resolution of the unfortunate incident that occurred aboard flight 3411. We look forward to implementing the improvements...

  • April 27, 2017

    United Airlines (UAL) today announced 10 substantial changes to how it flies, serves and respects its customers. The changes are the result of United's thorough examination of its policies and...

  • April 17, 2017

    United Airlines (UAL) today announced its first-quarter 2017 financial results. UAL reported first-quarter net income of $96 million, diluted earnings per share of $0.31, pre-tax earnings of $145...

  • April 13, 2017

    We continue to express our sincerest apology to Dr. Dao. We cannot stress enough that we remain steadfast in our commitment to make this right. This horrible situation has provided a harsh...

  • April 11, 2017

    The truly horrific event that occurred on this flight has elicited many responses from all of us: outrage, anger, disappointment. I share all of those sentiments, and one above all: my deepest...

  • April 10, 2017

    United Airlines (UAL) today reported March 2017 operational results. UAL's March 2017 consolidated traffic (revenue passenger miles) increased 3.0 percent and consolidated capacity (available seat...

  • April 10, 2017

    “This is an upsetting event to all of us here at United. I apologize for having to re-accommodate these customers. Our team is moving with a sense of urgency to work with the authorities and...

  • April 07, 2017

    United Airlines will hold a conference call to discuss first-quarter 2017 financial results on Tuesday, April 18, at 9:30 a.m. CT/10:30 a.m. ET. A live, listen-only webcast of the conference call...

  • March 21, 2017

    United became the first U.S.-based airline to open automated screening lanes at multiple airports and the first to exclusively dedicate automated lanes to a TSA Precheck® security checkpoint

    United Airlines today is enabling customers to move through the screening process quicker at its hub at Newark Liberty International Airport with the opening of a fully redesigned and consolidated...

  • March 17, 2017

    Munoz recognized for changing the conversation about United as he leads improvement in the airline’s performance, customer satisfaction and employee engagement

    CHICAGO, IL, March 17, 2017 – At its annual awards gala in New York last night, PRWeek, the world’s leading public relations and communications publication, presented United Airlines CEO Oscar...

  • March 14, 2017

    United Jetstream to offer full suite of business products and services through easy-to-use, intuitive platform designed to help customers maximize travel programs

    CHICAGO, March 14, 2017 – United Airlines corporate and agency customers entered the “jet stream” today, as the airline unveiled its new online portal – United Jetstream – in an effort...

  • March 12, 2017

    United employees join forces with unions, elected officials to highlight unfair competition by massively subsidized Gulf carriers

    Today, United Airlines employees, union representatives and members of Congress rallied at Newark Liberty International Airport to support U.S. aviation jobs in the face of Emirates Airline's new...

  • March 10, 2017

    Named one of the Top 15 Business Women in Illinois

    On Thursday, Customer Contact Centers VP Sharon Grant was honored as one of the Top 15 Business Women in Illinois at the eighth annual Illinois Women’s Conference, an event focusing on...

  • March 08, 2017

    United Airlines (UAL) today reported February 2017 operational results. UAL's February 2017 consolidated traffic (revenue passenger miles) decreased 0.8 percent and consolidated capacity...

  • March 08, 2017

    Live webcast available at ir.united.com

    United Airlines (UAL) will present at 2017 J.P. Morgan Aviation, Transportation and Industrials Conference on Wednesday, March 15. Oscar Munoz, chief executive officer of United Airlines, will...

  • March 07, 2017

    United Polaris named a finalist in the Crystal Cabin Awards, the aircraft interiors industry's most prestigious award, recognizing design innovation

    Today, United Airlines was named a finalist for a Crystal Cabin Award in recognition of the airline's United Polaris business class. The only international award for excellence in aircraft...

  • February 28, 2017

    The Points Guy, a travel and lifestyle media platform, released its annual "Best and Worst Airlines in the United States" rankings of the 10 largest U.S. domestic carriers, and Uniteed finished...

  • February 27, 2017

    Airline to add flight between Munich and San Francisco, and destinations across the U.S.

    United Airlines is revitalizing its route network with more destinations, more flights and more convenient connections for customers in both domestic and international markets. Subject to...

  • February 21, 2017

    New product will provide a lower-fare option with most of the same inflight services and amenities that are available with standard Economy

    Beginning today, customers purchasing tickets for travel between Minneapolis/St. Paul and any of United's seven U.S. hubs (Chicago O'Hare, Denver, Houston Bush International, Los Angeles, New...

  • February 10, 2017

    Live webcast available at ir.united.com

    United Airlines (UAL) will present at the Stifel 2017 Transportation & Logistics Conference on Tuesday, Feb. 14. Andrew Levy, executive vice president and chief financial officer of United...

  • February 09, 2017

    At $277 million, the new United terminal promises to elevate the customer experience with roomier gate areas, the latest technology and chef-inspired dining choices

    Today, United Airlines, Houston's leading carrier, previewed its new Terminal C North at Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport, in partnership with the Houston Airport System and the...

  • February 08, 2017

    United Airlines (UAL) today reported January 2017 operational results, achieving the company's best ever January completion factor on mainline flights. UAL's January 2017 consolidated traffic...

  • February 01, 2017

    Airline's top 700 leaders kick off 2017 Global Leadership Conference by packaging more than a quarter of a million meals for children suffering from hunger

    Today, more than 700 United Airlines leaders from around the world – including Chief Executive Officer Oscar Munoz – kicked off the company's two-day 2017 Global Leadership Conference in...

  • February 01, 2017

    United Airlines today announced that it is working with each of Avianca Holdings S.A. and Avianca Brasil to enhance and deepen the companies' commercial and strategic relationships. United,...

  • January 24, 2017

    United receives highest recognition from Air Transport World magazine for its leadership in environmental action

    For the second time since launching its industry-leading Eco-Skies program, United Airlines was named the Eco-Airline of the Year by Air Transport World (ATW) magazine. The award recognizes an...

  • January 17, 2017

    United Airlines (UAL) today announced its fourth-quarter and full-year 2016 financial results. Achieved best full-year on-time performance while reporting the lowest number of cancellations, delay...

  • January 17, 2017

    First 777-300ER in United's fleet christened the "New Spirit of United," marking a new era of passion, service and innovation

    Next month, a brand-new United Airlines plane will push back from the gate with a new name: "New Spirit of United." This special aircraft is also the company's first Boeing 777-300ER featuring the...

  • January 11, 2017

    United Airlines will hold a conference call to discuss full-year and fourth-quarter 2016 financial results on Wednesday, January 18, at 9:30 a.m. CT/10:30 a.m. ET. A live, listen-only webcast of...

  • January 11, 2017

    New Window Display Showcases United's International Premium Cabin Travel Experience

    Today United Airlines and Saks Fifth Avenue unveiled a United Polaris-themed takeover of the windows in the luxury retailer's flagship store on Fifth Avenue in New York City. Entitled "Now...

  • January 10, 2017

    United Airlines (UAL) today reported December 2016 operational results. UAL's December 2016 consolidated traffic (revenue passenger miles) increased 2.6 percent and consolidated capacity...

  • January 10, 2017

    Global Traveler Reader Survey Awards United in Six Categories

    For the 13th consecutive year, readers of Global Traveler, a monthly publication written exclusively for frequent business and luxury travelers, voted United's MileagePlus loyalty program the Best...

  • December 21, 2016

    The addition of the 777-300ER to United's fleet is the first aircraft to feature the United Polaris all-aisle access, lie-flat seat, available in early-2017

    Today United Airlines took delivery of the company's first 777-300ER from Boeing in Everett, Washington. The airline's newest aircraft type features the all-new United Polaris business class seat...

  • December 19, 2016

    Company names Julie Yates Stewart as Managing Director, Investor Relations; Jonathan Ireland to Serve as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer - Commercial and Tom Doxey to Serve as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer - Operations

    United Airlines today announced three new appointments in the finance division as the company focuses on aligning its organization across all areas of the business. Julie Yates Stewart will join...

  • December 15, 2016

    The National Committee on U.S.-China Relations will launch its 50th anniversary year by honoring outstanding leaders in the promotion of constructive Sino-American relations at their annual Gala...

  • December 09, 2016

    United adds Boeing's latest generation Boeing 777 aircraft, the 777-300ER, to its fleet for 2017

    United Airlines will add the Boeing 777-300ER to its 2017 flight schedules this weekend, with the airline's newest aircraft type featuring the all-new United Polaris business class seats starting...

  • December 08, 2016

    United Airlines (UAL) today reported November 2016 operational results. UAL's November 2016 consolidated traffic (revenue passenger miles) increased 1.7 percent and consolidated capacity...

  • December 06, 2016

    For the sixth year in a row, United Airlines ranks among the top performers on the Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index for LGBT equality

    Authenticity and inclusion are at the heart of United Airlines' culture, helping shape how the company engages with its customers and the workplace it strives to cultivate. And it's those ideals...

  • December 05, 2016

    United Airlines announced today that the company's technicians, represented by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT), have voted to ratify a new joint collective bargaining agreement....

  • December 03, 2016

    United is the only airline serving Havana from the Lone Star state

    After months of planning and anticipation, the first flight from Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) to Havana is scheduled to depart today, connecting Cuba to Texas' largest city...

  • November 30, 2016

    First phase of airline's premier lounge-to-landing experience begins roll-out on December 1

    This week United Airlines begins the roll-out of its all-new United Polaris business class, the airline's most significant product transformation in more than a decade, featuring a reimagined,...

  • November 29, 2016

    First United flight destined for Havana scheduled to depart Newark, connecting Cuban-Americans in the Newark/New York City metropolitan area

    United Airlines' long-awaited first flight to Havana in over fifty years is scheduled to depart from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) today, ending many of the decades-long travel...

  • November 28, 2016

    New United Club marks latest milestone in airline's full-scale, half-billion dollar redevelopment initiative at LAX

    Cue the velvet ropes and flashbulbs: today United Airlines unveiled its newest United Club, the jewel in the airline's $573 million project to refresh nearly all of its customer-facing spaces in...

  • November 15, 2016

    Introduces further choice for customers with new Basic Economy fares; Expects to unlock $4.8 billion in value by 2020 with earnings initiatives; Updates narrowbody order book, reducing capital expenditures by approximately $1 billion by 2017 -2018

    United Airlines will present to its investors today plans for long-term earnings growth through a number of strategic initiatives across the airline. These initiatives include improving network...

  • November 14, 2016

    United becomes the first U.S.-based airline to open automated screening lanes at multiple airports

    United Airlines today further modernized the airport security experience by becoming the first U.S.-based carrier to feature state-of-the-art, automated screening lanes at multiple airports with...

  • November 08, 2016

    United Airlines (UAL) today reported October 2016 operational results. UAL's October 2016 consolidated traffic (revenue passenger miles) increased 0.6 percent and consolidated capacity (available...

  • October 26, 2016

    Volunteers in cities across the country and in the U.K. gather to help those in critical need

    United Airlines employees this week are volunteering at hubs across the company's network to assemble more than 15,000 hygiene kits that the airline is donating to charities in its hub markets and...

  • October 25, 2016

    $162 million expansion project will add approximately 200,000 square feet for widebody aircraft hangar capacity and maintenance support services, create 200 new jobs

    United Airlines, in partnership with the City of Houston and the Houston Airport System, will break ground today on the airline's new United Technical Operations Center (UTOC) at George Bush...

  • October 20, 2016

    The airline starts multi-year sponsorship of Chase Center and increases sponsorship of Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco

    Today, United Airlines, GSW Arena LLC, and the Golden State Warriors announce a new multi-year relationship, naming the carrier the official airline for the Warriors and a Founding Partner for...

  • October 19, 2016

    Company Names Kate Gebo Senior Vice President of Customer Service Delivery

    United Airlines today announced a new team, integrating all customer-facing functions in the company, to focus on improving the travel experience. Kate Gebo will lead this new organization as...

  • October 17, 2016

    Diluted EPS of $3.01; $3.11 excluding special items

    United Airlines (UAL) today announced its third-quarter 2016 financial results. UAL reported third-quarter net income of $965 million, diluted earnings per share of $3.01, pre-tax earnings of $1.5...

  • October 11, 2016

    United Airlines (UAL) today reported September 2016 operational results. UAL's September 2016 consolidated traffic (revenue passenger miles) increased 3.9 percent and consolidated capacity...

  • October 07, 2016

    The airline will also match up to $100,000 of customer donations

    United Airlines is partnering with leading disaster relief organizations, including the American Red Cross, Americares, Airlink and OperationUSA to help support families and individuals affected...

  • October 07, 2016

    United Airlines will hold an analyst conference call to discuss third-quarter 2016 financial results on Tuesday, October 18, at 9:30 a.m. CT/10:30 a.m. ET. A live, listen-only webcast of the...

  • September 20, 2016

    Gold medal winners to enjoy MileagePlus Premier Gold status

    United Airlines, the official airline of the U.S. Olympic Committee for 35 years, is recognizing the extraordinary achievements of the U.S. Paralympic Team athletes by awarding "Gold for Gold."...

  • September 15, 2016

    United Airlines celebrates its 25th anniversary in Puerto Rico by announcing more flights and larger aircraft between San Juan and New York/Newark

    United Airlines (UAL) and DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist within Deutsche Post DHL Group, today announced several significant growth and expansion initiatives in Puerto...

  • September 09, 2016

    Company will hold an Investor Day on Nov. 15, 2016

    United Airlines (UAL) today reported August 2016 operational results. UAL's August 2016 consolidated traffic (revenue passenger miles) increased 0.6 percent and consolidated capacity (available...

  • September 02, 2016

    United Airlines continued its stretch of record-breaking operational performance by achieving its best on-time results for a summer travel season in company history. Beginning June 1 through Aug....

  • September 01, 2016

    Book your flight to Havana from New York/Newark and Houston today

    The countdown to Cuba is officially underway at United Airlines after the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) awarded the company final approval to launch service to Havana from two of its...

  • August 29, 2016

    Former American Airlines president brings three decades of innovative leadership and airline experience

    United Continental Holdings, Inc. (UAL) today announced that Scott Kirby has been named president of United Airlines. In this newly created role, Kirby will assume responsibility for United's...

  • August 18, 2016

    Andrew Levy Named Chief Financial Officer; Julia Haywood Named Chief Commercial Officer

    United Continental Holdings, Inc. (UAL) today announced the addition of two key members to the company's executive leadership team with the appointment of Andrew Levy as executive vice president...

  • August 12, 2016

    United and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) announced jointly today that they have reached an agreement in principle for a joint contract covering the company's approximately 9,000...

  • August 12, 2016

    CHICAGO, Aug. 12, 2016 – The flight attendants at United Airlines, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), today ratified a contract covering 25,000 flight attendants....

  • August 08, 2016

    United Airlines (UAL) today reported July 2016 operational results. UAL's July 2016 consolidated traffic (revenue passenger miles) increased 1.2 percent and consolidated capacity (available seat...

  • July 20, 2016

    United Airlines and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced plans to further modernize the airport security experience at several of the airline's largest hubs, marking...

  • July 19, 2016

    Best quarterly on-time performance in company history

    United Airlines (UAL) today reported its second-quarter 2016 financial results. Including special items, UAL reported second-quarter net income of $588 million, earnings per share of $1.78 per...

  • July 19, 2016

    United Continental Holdings (NYSE: UAL) announced today that Edward "Ted" Philip is joining its Board of Directors. Philip brings to United nearly three decades of leadership across the...

  • July 14, 2016

    United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: UAL) reported today that it has reached a resolution in the form of a Non-Prosecution Agreement with the United States Attorney's Office for the District...

  • July 13, 2016

    Company named one of the "Best Places to Work" for 2016 by the American Association of People with Disabilities and the U.S. Business Leadership Network

    United Airlines achieved the top score of 100 percent on the 2016 Disability Equality Index (DEI), a prominent benchmarking metric that rates U.S. companies on their disability inclusion policies...

  • July 13, 2016

    New route is United's 5th city in mainland China and 14th Asia/Pacific route from San Francisco

    Today's departure of United's inaugural nonstop flight from San Francisco to Hangzhou, China, marks the airline's fifth city in mainland China and its 14th destination in the Asia/Pacific region...

  • July 12, 2016

    Special Charges to be recorded for Second Quarter 2016

    United Airlines will hold an analyst conference call to discuss second-quarter 2016 financial results on Wednesday, July 20, at 9:30 a.m. CT/10:30 a.m. ET. A live, listen-only webcast of the...

  • July 11, 2016

    United Airlines (UAL) today reported June 2016 operational results. UAL's June 2016 consolidated traffic (revenue passenger miles) increased 1.4 percent and consolidated capacity (available seat...

  • July 07, 2016

    U.S. Department of Transportation awards United flights to Havana from its global gateways in New York/Newark and Houston

    This fall, United Airlines customers will have a historic opportunity to board one of the first commercial flights to Havana, Cuba in more than a half century. On Thursday, the U.S. Department of...

  • July 05, 2016

    Record-breaking holiday operational results build upon best six-month stretch of on-time performance in airline's five-year combined history

    United Airlines reached another significant milestone in the company's ongoing commitment to providing customers with on-time and reliable service, achieving a company-best for percentage of...

  • July 01, 2016

    San Francisco's newest eco-friendly route launches with navigational, operational enhancements to reduce emissions

    Beginning today, traveling between the West Coast and the South Pacific just got easier as United Airlines launches new nonstop service between its premier Pacific gateway at San Francisco...

  • June 30, 2016

    Beginning July 1, all United flights offer complimentary illy signature dark roast coffee

    Starting Friday, July 1, customers aboard United Airlines flights around the world can experience illy, the premium coffee roaster known for its consistent and unparalleled quality in over 140...

  • June 24, 2016

    United and the Association of Flight Attendants announced today that they have reached an agreement on terms of a joint contract that would bring the airline's more than 25,000 flight attendants...

  • June 23, 2016

    Destination: Team USA profiles journey of Team USA hopefuls in first U.S. airline-commissioned feature film to premiere today onboard United flight

    For thousands of U.S. Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls, the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games represent the pinnacle of athletic achievement and the culmination of a lifetime of hard work and...

  • June 21, 2016

    Wish kid, Chidinma flies to Rome on United's 10,000th donated ticket to Make-A-Wish® through airline's MileagePlus Charity Miles program

    Chidinma, a 14-year-old Make-A-Wish recipient, has longed to tour Europe's most famous cities for as long as she can remember. On Tuesday, amidst the cheers and applause of a crowd of United...

  • June 21, 2016

    Expected to drive $3.1 billion in incremental value by 2018;

    As United Airlines continues its efforts to create the world's greatest airline, the company is hosting a call for investors today to provide an update on initiatives the company is implementing...

  • June 08, 2016

    United Airlines (UAL) today reported May 2016 operational results. UAL's May 2016 consolidated traffic (revenue passenger miles) decreased 1.2 percent and consolidated capacity (available seat...

  • June 02, 2016

    All-new, sleep-focused, front-cabin service launches Dec. 1 on intercontinental flights

    With the aspiration of making weary business travel a relic of the past, United Airlines today unveiled its all-new United Polaris business class, the airline's most significant product...

  • June 01, 2016

    Company will host live webcast on June 21

    United Airlines will hold a conference call to provide an update on earnings initiatives underway. The call will take place on Tuesday, June 21, at 9:00 a.m. CDT and a live, listen-only webcast of...

  • June 01, 2016

    United Airlines begins longest scheduled flight operated by any U.S. carrier and longest scheduled Boeing Dreamliner Flight in the World

    United Airlines today launches the only nonstop flights between the United States and Singapore, using the world's most advanced passenger airplane, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, to operate the...

  • May 25, 2016

    United Airlines Welcomes More Summer Travel Options to Europe with Return to Athens; Adds New Routes to Barcelona and Lisbon

    The 2016 summer travel season officially kicks off today as United launches three new seasonal European flights from its East Coast hubs. Starting today, United will offer daily nonstop service...

  • May 19, 2016

    Live audio webcast available at ir.united.com

    United Airlines (NYSE: UAL) will present at the Wolfe Research 9th Annual Global Transportation Conference on Wednesday, May 25. The presentation will begin at 9:00 a.m. EDT. The live audio...

  • May 11, 2016

    Award-winning design firm Rockwell Group will transform the dining and retail space in United's terminals

  • May 09, 2016

    United Airlines (UAL) today reported April 2016 operational results. UAL's April 2016 consolidated traffic (revenue passenger miles) decreased 1.9 percent and consolidated capacity (available seat...

  • May 09, 2016

    Airline offers capital-to-capital service to nearly 40 airports worldwide - set to launch new trans-Atlantic routes for summer 2016

    In May 1986, United Airlines commenced hub operations at Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) with 58 departures serving 24 destinations. Today, the airline celebrates three decades of...

  • May 06, 2016

    Seasonal Boeing 787 service between San Francisco and Xi'an, China, begins Sunday, May 8

    United Airlines continues to expand the number of cities it serves in interior China with the launch of new nonstop flights to Xi'an on Sunday, May 8. The flights from United's Asia-Pacific gateway in

  • April 21, 2016

    United Airlines today applied to the U.S. Department of Transportation for authority to continue to provide daily nonstop service from the airline's trans-Pacific gateway in San Francisco to...

  • April 21, 2016

    United will provide up to three million bonus miles to customers who contribute to designated relief organizations, United's previous campaigns have raised millions of dollars for disaster relief

    United Airlines is teaming up with leading disaster relief organizations to provide aid to those impacted by the recent earthquakes in Japan and Ecuador, and the flooding in Houston. Beginning...

  • April 20, 2016

    Mainline on-time arrival improvement of 14 points year-over-year; best quarterly on-time performance since the merger

    United Airlines (UAL) today reported its first-quarter 2016 financial results. Excluding special items, UAL reported first-quarter net income of $435 million, earnings per share of $1.23 per...

  • April 20, 2016

    Edward L. Shapiro and Barney Harford Join Board in Settlement Agreement; Mutually Agreed Additional Director to Join Board Within Six Months

    Robert A. Milton To Become Non-Executive Chairman of the Board CHICAGO, April 20, 2016 – United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: UAL) today announced additional changes to its Board and a...

  • April 16, 2016

    United and the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers (IAM) announced today that the company's nearly 30,000 IAM-represented employees have voted overwhelmingly to ratify...

  • April 14, 2016

    Company will announce first-quarter financial results after market close on April 20

    United Airlines will issue its first-quarter financial results and second-quarter investor update after market close on Wednesday, April 20. The company will hold a conference call to discuss...

  • April 08, 2016

    United Airlines (UAL) today reported March 2016 operational results. UAL's March 2016 consolidated traffic (revenue passenger miles) decreased 1.5 percent and consolidated capacity (available seat...

  • April 06, 2016

    Airline has connected more than 4 billion people to over 340 destinations across the globe

    When a Swallow aircraft took off from Pasco, Washington, on an airmail route bound for Boise, Idaho, on April 6, 1926, it marked the beginning of 90 years of aviation firsts for United Airlines....

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