All United Airlines articles

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    United reinstates some flights to Europe, Asia

    2020-03-23T19:06:00Z

    United has stepped back from its plans to cut 95% of its capacity and leave just a skeleton network in place through the coronavirus crisis, now reinstating some daily international routes to Europe, Asia and Australia, while running a few additional flights between now and the end of March to repatriate displaced travelers.

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    Pilots and United to ask for ‘government assistance’: Pilots union

    2020-03-16T17:00:00Z

    United Airlines will ask the US government to help airlines as they suffer deep losses following the drop-off in demand as the coronavirus engulfs the industry.

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    United grounds half its total capacity in response to coronavirus

    2020-03-16T03:07:00Z

    United Airlines will reduce capacity by half in April and May and has cut executive officers’ salaries 50% in response to a pandemic United’s executives say makes operating an airline “nearly impossible”.

  • United Dreamliner
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    United scales back London and Dublin flights as US travel ban widens

    2020-03-15T08:12:00Z

    United Airlines has nixed some flights to London and Dublin following the US government’s expansion of its travel ban to include passengers arriving from the UK and Ireland. From 20 March until at least the end of April, Chicago-based United intends to operate just three daily flights to London ...

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    US airlines cap fares from Europe

    2020-03-12T21:01:00Z

    As the coronavirus crisis rapidly disrupts airline operations worldwide, major US carriers are taking measures to prevent price gouging for passengers desperate to return to the United States before travel restrictions between Europe and the US take effect on Friday.

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    United Airlines paints dire coronavirus scenario for 2020

    2020-03-10T18:31:00Z

    United Airlines is preparing for a dark scenario for the aviation industry in the coming months as the coronavirus decimates demand and customers stay away from travel in order to protect themselves from becoming infected with the fast-moving flu-like disease.

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    Coronavirus overtakes 737 Max as airline industry’s biggest concern

    2020-03-06T10:41:00Z

    Covid-19 has seen airlines slash schedules and supplanted Boeing’s 737 Max as the industry’s big story. But what happens when the jet is cleared to fly again?

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    United withdraws 2020 guidance ahead of its investor day

    2020-02-26T00:05:00Z

    United Airlines has withdrawn the full-year 2020 guidance it disclosed on 21 January as part of its fourth-quarter 2019 earnings report because of unexpected business losses from the coronavirus outbreak in the Asia Pacific region. The Chicago-based airline had previously expected its full-year 2020 adjusted earnings per share to ...

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    Trans States Airlines to shutter operations as ExpressJet takes more United flying

    2020-02-24T19:53:00Z

    United Express is consolidating its Embraer ERJ145 operations under ExpressJet as Trans States Airlines tells employees it is shutting down.

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    United cancels Max into September

    2020-02-14T19:48:00Z

    United Airlines has taken the Boeing 737 Max out of its summer peak schedule as the beleaguered aircraft’s path to return to revenue service remains unclear.

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    United president encouraged by Boeing NMA ‘blank sheet’

    2020-02-06T01:24:00Z

    United Airlines president Scott Kirby is encouraged that Boeing will go back to the drawing board for its proposed New Mid-market Airplane (NMA) widebody aircraft even as it remains mired in the grounding of 737 Max aircraft. “We are encouraged that Boeing is taking a blank sheet on ...

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    United 777, Virgin Australia ATR in Sydney airprox incident

    2020-01-30T02:05:00Z

    The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) is investigating a loss of separation incident near Sydney Airport, involving a United Airlines Boeing 777-300ER and a Virgin Australia ATR 72. The incident took place on 22 January afternoon. During its initial climb, the United widebody, registered N2333U, turned right, resulting in ...

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    United commits to EPS target with or without Max

    2020-01-23T01:49:00Z

    United Airlines focused its 22 January fourth-quarter 2019 financial results call with analysts on the earnings metric itself, with president and soon-to-be chief executive Scott Kirby saying “that is the key metric” given the uncertainty surrounding the return to service of the Boeing 737 Max. “We want to ...

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    United says it does not expect to fly 737 Max this summer

    2020-01-22T18:21:00Z

    United Airlines is not planning for the Boeing 737 Max’s return to service this summer, making it the first airline to announce it will operate without the aircraft during a second peak travel season.

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    United records $90m impairment on Hong Kong routes

    2020-01-08T05:57:00Z

    United Airlines will record a special non-cash impairment on its Hong Kong routes owing to a fall in demand. The Chicago-based airline will take a $90 million impairment on its routes to the Asian city, which are pledged under its $1.5 billion 2017 term loan, due to lower ...

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    Rising costs may threaten US majors’ profit margins in 2020

    2019-12-31T13:43:00Z

    Consumer confidence in the US economy and a declining unemployment rate drove demand for air travel in 2019. That was good news for the four major US carriers, but for three of them there was the question of whether they would have the aircraft to meet that rising demand.

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    United links San Francisco and Dublin from June 2020

    2019-12-18T18:22:00Z

    United Airlines will add a daily San Francisco-Dublin flight beginning next summer, joining Aer Lingus on a route linking tech centers on opposite sides of the Atlantic Ocean.

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    Boeing NMA future doubted after United orders 50 Airbus A321XLRs

    2019-12-10T16:13:00Z

    The future of Boeing’s proposed New Mid-market Airplane (NMA) seems more uncertain than ever thanks to United Airlines’ recent order for Airbus’s competing A321XLR. But it might still be a go.

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    Pilots union throws support behind United’s CEO-designate Kirby

    2019-12-06T21:30:00Z

    The decision by United Airlines to name Scott Kirby as its next chief executive has been firmly endorsed by United’s pilot union, which views the change as a sign that United will continue its aggressive expansion.

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    United’s Airbus XLR order spawns visions of a different NMA

    2019-12-05T18:30:00Z

    United Airlines has served notice to its US competitors, and to Boeing, that it will not put its middle-of-the-market ambitions on hold.